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frosted sugar cookies

Traditional Sugar Cookies Without Baking Soda

Soft delicious center and crisp buttery edges. Perfect for cutting into fun shapes and decorating.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 185 kcal


  • Mixer
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Baking Sheet
  • Parchment Paper


  • 1 Medium Egg
  • 1 tsp. Pure Vanilla Extract
  • Cups All-Purpose Flour
  • ½ Cup Granulated Sugar
  • ½ Cup Butter Room Temperature
  • tsp. Salt


  • In a mixing bowl add pure vanilla extract and egg and mix until combined.
  • Gradually add flour and salt and mix until well combined.
  • Cover bowl in plastic wrap and chill in your refrigerator for one hour.
  • While dough is chilling preheat oven to 350 degrees and line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Remove dough and roll out to desired thickness.
  • Cut out shapes using cookie cutters. Place on parchment paper lined baking sheet.
  • Bake 9-12 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and cool on a wire rack.
  • Decorate or serve and enjoy!


  • These cookies are perfect for decorating with icing, frosting or your favorite sugar cookie topping.
  • They also taste great without any toppings.
  • Store in an airtight container for up to five days.


Calories: 185kcal
Keyword No Baking Soda, Sugar Cookies
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