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cut out each cookie and place on cookie sheet

Perfect Sugar Cookies for Decorating

  • Author: Sarah
  • Prep Time: 1 hr
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hr 12 mins


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



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


  1. Sift flour, cornstarch, salt. Wisk together.
  2. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Add one egg at a time.
  4. Add vanilla.
  5. Add all the flour mixture.
  6. Roll out the dough 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)


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

Keywords: sugar cookies, cookie decorating