Decorated Sugar Cookies

Preparation info

  • Makes

    24 to 36

    cookies, depending on the size of the cutter(s)
    • Difficulty


Appears in

Back in the Day Bakery Made With Love

Back in the Day Bakery Made With Love

By Cheryl Day and Griffith Day

Published 2015

  • About

Sugar cookies are pure fun to eat, and with a few tips, decorating them can be even more fun. See pages 248-249 for my tricks for making sugar cookies that your kids will love!


  • 3 cups unbleached (all-purpose) flour
  • ¾ teaspoon fine sea salt
  • ½


In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, and baking powder. Set aside.

In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment (or in a large mixing bowl, using a handheld mixer), cream together the butter and sugar on medium speed for 1 to 2 minutes, until light and creamy. Add the egg, egg yolk, and vanilla and beat for 3 to 5 minutes, until light and fluffy.