Baking Perfect Sugar Cookies

Baking Perfect Sugar Cookies

Sugar cookies are the foundation for so many delicious desserts. Learn how to bake the perfect sugar cookie!

Our recipe for baking the perfect sugar cookie is below. To make sure cookies bake evenly every time, remember to line your pan with parchment paper. Scroll down to see the difference it can make!

Perfect Sugar Cookies


  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 large egg yolks
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened



  1. Combine flour, baking powder and salt
  2. Beat butter and sugar with electric mixer until fluffy. Beat in egg yolks and vanilla. Gradually add flour mixture and combine.
  3. Wrap the dough in Reynolds Kitchens Parchment Paper with SmartGrid and chill in fridge for 1 hour.
  4. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  5. Roll out dough 1/8-inch thick between 2 sheets of parchment paper. Cut dough with your favorite cookie cutters before placing on the lined cookie sheet.
  6. Bake 6 to 8 minutes or until cookies are lightly browned on edges. Slide parchment paper with cookies onto cooling rack; cool.
  7. Top with your favorite icing and sprinkles directly on the parchment paper.









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