Best Ever Sugar Cookie Recipe

Best Ever Sugar Cookie Recipe | DIY Joy Projects and Crafts Ideas

Image Credit: Haniela's via YouTube


The best part about the holiday season, specifically Christmas is the joy of giving and caring, and you can find those in the form of sugar cookies. every year, I make sure to give away some token of gratitude or love in the form of sweets, and the best recipe I can think of is this tutorial made by Haniela’s on YouTube. What I love about this is its uncomplicated and easy step, that you can follow hassle-free. You can also decorate it in any style you want depending on the holiday or theme. Give it as a gift or serve it at the dinner table this Christmas and impress your guests!



  • 1 cup Butter, unsalted
  • 1 cup White sugar, granulated
  • 1 pc Egg, large
  • 1 tbsp Vanilla extract
  • 3 cups All-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp Baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp Salt


Step 1:

Whisk the egg and vanilla together in a small cup, set aside. Prepare the cookie dough by sifting flour with baking powder in a large bowl, then add salt. In a mixer, put the room temperature butter together with the sugar, then mix for at least 5 minutes. Add the egg vanilla mixture and beat for at least 1 minute before adding the all-purpose flour, add 1 cup gradually and decrease the speed of the mixer to low.

Easy sugar cookie recipe
Image Credit: Haniela’s via YouTube

Step 2:

Transfer the dough to a bowl or flat surface with parchment paper and knead for 30 seconds to 1 minute until the dough comes together. Put it in a plastic wrap or zip-lock bag then chill overnight or at least 4 hours. Get a baking sheet and put parchment paper on top, put the dough in between the parchment paper before rolling.


Step 3:

Cut out the cookies with a cookie cutter, re-roll the excess or scraps then cut out more cookies. Freeze for 8-15 minutes. Bake in a preheated 375°F oven for 8-9 minutes. After baking the cookies, let them sit for 5 minutes then transfer into a cooling rack. Decorate as you please and serve.

Easy and quick sugar cookie recipe for beginners
Image Credit: Haniela’s via YouTube


*All image credit belongs to Haniela’s via YouTube and Instagram. Check out her other cookie tutorial for more content like this.

Best Ever Sugar Cookie Recipe

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