The Best Sugar Cookie Recipe EVER!

My good friend and her mom make these cookies all the time and just looking at this picture makes my mouth water! I’ve never tasted a yummier, thicker, more moist sugar cookie in my life! Here is the basic recipe, but of course you can dress these up by cutting them into different shapes and by coloring the frosting. This recipe is a keeper- bookmark it!

1 c. butter
1 1/2 c. sugar
2 eggs
4 1/2 c. flour
1 tsp. baking soda
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. nutmeg
1 c. sour cream
1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
Cream butter with sugar until fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time. Add sifted dry ingredients alternating with sour cream, mixing after each addition, until smooth.  Blend in vanilla.  Chill until firm enough to roll.  Cut with cookie cutter – place on ungreased sheet. Sprinkle with sugar (if not frosting them). Bake @ 375° for 10-12 min.
sugar cookie
About Stephanie

Wife, mom of 5, preschool teacher, and creator of Somewhat Simple, Stephanie has a passion to create and inspire. She is an Orange County transplant who is now enjoying life in Phoenix, AZ. She enjoys traveling, shopping, organizing, cooking and creating simple projects for her home and family.


  1. Those look so yummy! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Bookmark it, nuthin’! I pinned it!

  3. YUM! Just bookmarked it! Looks yummy!!

  4. These look so yummy!! So did you bake yours as bars? I’m all for making it easier by making bars, so just curious! Thanks for the recipe!

  5. I’m thinking of making these for enrichment tonight. Would i be able to make them into balls and bake them so they come out round? Are they a similar texture to the puffy lofthouse cookies you buy at the grocery store?


  6. I saw these on Pinterest and they look delicious! I will have to try these soon!

  7. These look so yummy. I have been in search of the best sugar cookie for some time now. I will be making these this week-end. thanks for sharing it. I love you website!

  8. Ok, these were really yummy! Totally like lofthouse. I just dropped them with a cookie scoop then rolled into balls. I didn’t even chill them! I frosted them with a pastry bag. So easy and so pretty. I’ll be posting on my blog soon and will let you know and link back, of course.

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  10. it says add sifted ingredients , are we sifting the flour before or after we measure it for the recipe! says:


  11. When it says “soda” does it mean club soda?

  12. hey, mine are in the making as i write this, i want to cut them into shapes but the dough is way to sticky :( im afraid if i add alot of flour it will not taste as good. how long did you chill them for? maybe thats the problem

  13. evie smith says:

    Can you put them in different shapes


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