Classic Sugar Cookies

Classic Sugar Cookies Recipe

Remember as a kid, tasting one of Grandma’s homemade sugar cookies? It was sheer bliss! Share these sugar-kissed memories with your family and make this yummy recipe. These legendary cookies use basic pantry ingredients and are easy to roll out and bake. Whether you sprinkle the tops with sugar or frost them, sugar cookies are worth celebrating!

confident kitchen meal plans

Recipe Information

Flavor Profile








Total Time

30 Minutes

What did you think about this recipe?

Have you made this recipe? I would love to hear your feedback.

Rate & Review This Recipe


      • 1 Cup Shortening (At Room Temperature )
      • 1 1/2 Cups Granulated Sugar
      • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
      • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
      • 1/4 Teaspoon Almond Extract
      • 2 Large Eggs
      • 1/2 Teaspoon Baking Soda
      • 3 Tablespoons Milk
      • 3 Cups All-Purpose Flour


  1. In a bowl of a stand mixer, add shortening and beat until creamy. Add sugar gradually and beat for 5 minutes. Add eggs, both extracts, and salt. Mix until combined.
  2. In a small bowl, dissolve baking soda in milk and add to egg mixture. Add flour 1 cup at a time until it makes a soft dough. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  3. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Lightly grease a sheet pan.
  4. Place dough onto floured surface and roll into 1/8-inch thickness. With a cookie cutter or a small drinking glass, cut cookies and arrange onto the prepared sheet pan about 1 inch apart. Bake until lightly browned, 6-8 minutes. Transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool.

Nutrition & Cost Facts


375 kcal


49 g


18 g


4 g

Cost Per Serving


Recent Recipe Reviews


Would Make Again: Yes

Confident Kitchen user review


Did this recipe need any tweaks?

We do are best to ensure that each and every CHEFBear recipe is of the best quality. But, sometimes one slips through the cracks and needs a bit more work. Please provide your feed back in the space provided and we will do our level best to make it right!

Submit Your Feedback


astrif fifth

Hi, glad to know you were here. I'm CHEFBear, a home chef and software architect. I like to go anywhere to hunting some great recipes and share the results with you. Instead of serving processed junk, I prefer to use fresh & seasonal ingredients. I gravitate towards all cuisines that are BIG on flavor.


A CHEFBear Approved Kitchen Essential

My Favorite Recipes

Join My Email Tribe Today!

We’re so sure CHEFBEAR can help build your confidence in the kitchen and cook the freshest and tasty meals. And as my friend, you will receive special tips, tricks, and other goodies. And, how about a few exclusive meal plans and other exclusive perks, how does that sound to you?

Just enter your email address below — I promise it will be kept secret — I HATE spam as much as you do! Come on and join me in the kitchen today. I am so ready to cook with you.