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Sugar Cookies

Sugar Cookies: Grandma’s tested and true recipe will become your go-to recipe for soft and tender cut out sugar cookies you can decorate with icing.
Sugar Cookies: Grandma's tested and true recipe will become your go-to recipe for soft and tender cut out sugar cookies you can decorate with icing.

It’s day three of Christmas Cookie Week, and today I’m sharing my recipe for Sugar Cookies.

Sugar Cookies: Grandma's tested and true recipe will become your go-to recipe for soft and tender cut out sugar cookies you can decorate with icing.

I’ve partnered with Giant Tiger to share this recipe.  Giant Tiger has an excellent grocery section in their stores, including the Giant Value line.  We used Giant Value All Purpose Flour, and Giant Value Vanilla to make our sugar cookies.  

As well as groceries you can find all your baking needs at Giant Tiger, including cookie cutters, icing bags and tips, baking sheets and cooling racks.  Giant Tiger has all your baking needs covered this Christmas.

Sugar Cookies: Grandma's tested and true recipe will become your go-to recipe for soft and tender cut out sugar cookies you can decorate with icing.

Grandma’s Recipe

This is not actually my recipe for sugar cookies.  It’s my Grandma’s recipe.  These were a favourite of hers, then a favourite of my mom’s  and now they’re a favourite of mine.

Sugar Cookies: Grandma's tested and true recipe will become your go-to recipe for soft and tender cut out sugar cookies you can decorate with icing.

I have lots of memories of having these on special occasions, and always at Christmas.  They’re a really delicious Sugar Cookie that’s buttery, and soft in the middle.  I really love them.

Sugar Cookies: Grandma's tested and true recipe will become your go-to recipe for soft and tender cut out sugar cookies you can decorate with icing.

Sugar Cookies

Sugar Cookies: Grandma's tested and true recipe will become your go-to recipe for soft and tender cut out sugar cookies you can decorate with icing.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, soft
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Instructions

  1. In a stand mixer, combine butter and both sugars.  Combine until light and fluffy.
  2. Add the eggs and vanilla, and mix until fully combined.
  3. Add in flour, baking powder, and salt. Mix until dough comes together, but don't over mix.
  4. Roll out on a floured surface to about 1/8 inch think.  Cut into shapes and bake on a cookie sheet at 350F for 8-10 minutes .  Makes about 5-6 dozen cookies.
Sugar Cookies: Grandma's tested and true recipe will become your go-to recipe for soft and tender cut out sugar cookies you can decorate with icing.

These cookies are rolled and cut out, so they’re perfect for using seasonal cookie cutters.

Sugar Cookies: Grandma's tested and true recipe will become your go-to recipe for soft and tender cut out sugar cookies you can decorate with icing.We kept ours really simple with star shapes, and a thin vanilla icing.  Feel free to get as fancy and extravagant as you like in terms of decorating these.  This sugar cookie recipe is a perfect base for a simple cookie like ours, or a fancy detailed one.

Sugar Cookies: Grandma's tested and true recipe will become your go-to recipe for soft and tender cut out sugar cookies you can decorate with icing.

We used a whole bunch of different sprinkles, stars, sanding sugar, and nonpareils in whites, gold, and silver.  It certainly adds a fun festive feel.

Sugar Cookies: Grandma's tested and true recipe will become your go-to recipe for soft and tender cut out sugar cookies you can decorate with icing.

This is my go-to recipe for Sugar Cookies, and I’m sure they’ll become yours as well.

Sugar Cookies: Grandma's tested and true recipe will become your go-to recipe for soft and tender cut out sugar cookies you can decorate with icing.With homemade Sugar Cookies for Christmas, life really is a party!

More Great Cookies

Be sure to check out our Brown Sugar Caramel Thumbprint cookies here.

Brown Sugar Shortbread Caramel Thumbprint Cookies: The brown sugar makes the shortbread rich and the oozy, gooey caramel centres are perfect.

And try our Toblerone Shortbread Browned Flour Cookies if you missed it here.

Toblerone Shortbread with Browned Flour -The "Famous Phipps Shortbread" with roasted flour, and Toblerone chocolate bar chunks.

You might also enjoy our Raspberry Almond Thumbprint Cookies here.

This post was sponsored by Giant Tiger.  As always, all opinions are my own.  Thanks so much for supporting the brands that make Life is a Party possible.

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