No-Spread Sugar Cookie Recipe

cut out each cookie and place on cookie sheet

These sugar cookies keep their shape and make nice crisp lines, making them perfect for cookie decorating with lots of icing!


  • 480 grams all purpose flour
  • 1 cup granulated sugar (200g)
  • 60 grams cornstarch
  • 3/4 tsp. salt
  • 2 eggs at room temp
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup room temp unsalted butter (226g)


  1. Sift flour, cornstarch, salt. Mix the dry ingredients together into a bowl.
  2. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy into a separate large bowl. (Use a standing mixer or handheld electric mixer with whisk attachment for best results).
  3. Add one egg at a time.
  4. Add vanilla.
  5. Add all the flour mixture.
  6. Roll out the dough with a rolling pin on plastic wrap 1/4-1/8 inch thick and chill for 20 minutes before cutting.
  7. Chill again for 10-15 minutes after cutting out cookies before baking.
  8. Bake 375° for 12(ish) minutes (will depend on your oven and thickness) until pale golden brown.


Be sure to chill them before cutting or baking to help them keep their shape!

Keywords: sugar cookies, cookie decorating