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Get Alton Brown's simple Sugar Cookies recipe from Good Eats on Food Network, the perfect base for frosting, sprinkles and other sweet decorations.

Provided by Alton Brown

Categories     dessert

Time 2h24m

Yield about 3 dozen-2 1/2 inch

Number Of Ingredients 8

3 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 egg, beaten
1 tablespoon milk
Powdered sugar, for rolling out dough


  • Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside. Place butter and sugar in large bowl of electric stand mixer and beat until light in color. Add egg and milk and beat to combine. Put mixer on low speed, gradually add flour, and beat until mixture pulls away from the side of the bowl. Divide the dough in half, wrap in waxed paper, and refrigerate for 2 hours.
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Sprinkle surface where you will roll out dough with powdered sugar. Remove 1 wrapped pack of dough from refrigerator at a time, sprinkle rolling pin with powdered sugar, and roll out dough to 1/4-inch thick. Move the dough around and check underneath frequently to make sure it is not sticking. If dough has warmed during rolling, place cold cookie sheet on top for 10 minutes to chill. Cut into desired shape, place at least 1-inch apart on greased baking sheet, parchment, or silicone baking mat, and bake for 7 to 9 minutes or until cookies are just beginning to turn brown around the edges, rotating cookie sheet halfway through baking time. Let sit on baking sheet for 2 minutes after removal from oven and then move to complete cooling on wire rack. Serve as is or ice as desired. Store in airtight container for up to 1 week.

Allen Oliphant
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These cookies are so cute! They are the perfect way to add a touch of whimsy to any party.

Hira Javeed
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These cookies are the perfect way to celebrate any occasion.

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These cookies are so delicious! I will definitely be making them again.

Sikhon Hosen
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These cookies are so easy to make. They are the perfect dessert for a busy weeknight.

Gamer BoerVrou
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These cookies are so beautiful! They are the perfect way to dress up any dessert table.

Joy Bohorquez
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I love the way these cookies taste. They are the perfect combination of sweet and savory.

Kauma Rashida
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These cookies are so addictive! I can't stop eating them.

Mansoor Ka channel
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I love the way these cookies smell. They make my whole house smell like Christmas.

Rabby Kh
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These cookies are the perfect way to show someone you care.

Munigiba Denis
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I made these cookies for my family and they loved them. They said they were the best cookies they had ever tasted.

Paula Harrison
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These cookies are so delicious! I can't stop eating them.

Teddy P
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I love that these cookies are not too sweet. They are the perfect balance of sweetness and flavor.

Shahzad Khan gopang
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These cookies are so easy to make, even a beginner can do it.

Hriste Niko
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I love the way these cookies look. They are so festive and colorful.

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These cookies are the perfect dessert for any occasion.

Bella Wagoner
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I made these cookies for a party and they were a hit! Everyone loved them.

Alifuzzaman Alif
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These cookies are so easy to make and they taste delicious! I love that they are not too sweet and have a nice chewy texture.

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