Sugar Cookies

Prep 15 min


Cook 15 min


Ready in 30 min


  • ½ cup (125 mL) butter, softened (1 stick)
  • ½ cup (125 mL) powdered sugar
  • ¼ tsp (1 mL) vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (250 mL) all-purpose flour
  •  Writing icing or decorating gel (optional)


  1. * Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C).

  2. Add the butter, powdered sugar, and vanilla to a medium mixing bowl. Stir with a scraper until well blended. Stir in the flour and mix until a dough forms. You may need to use your hands!

  3. Move the dough to a well-floured surface. Roll dough out until it’s ¼” (6 mm) thick (see cook’s tips).

  4. Lightly dip a cookie cutter into flour and cut out as many cookies as you can. Use a turner to move the cookies onto a cookie sheet. Collect the dough scraps and repeat.

  5. * Bake for 10–12 minutes, or until the edges of the cookies are a light golden brown. Remove the cookie sheet from the oven to a cooling rack and cool for 2. Use the turner to move the cookies to a cooling rack.

  6. When the cookies are fully cooled, decorate with icing or gel.


  • 6-8  servings of 1 cookie

Nutrients per serving:

Calories 190, Total Fat 12 g, Saturated Fat 7 g, Cholesterol 30 mg, Sodium 100 mg, Carbohydrate 19 g, Fiber 0 g, Sugar 7 g, Protein 2 g


Cook's Tips:

Make sure your dough is rolled out right. Use the middle ridge on the side of the cookie cutters as a guide!

Having a party? You can double this recipe to make 12–16 cookies!

*Ask for an adult’s help

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