Best No Spread Sugar Cookie

You guys!  The search is over!  I have the perfect cut-out sugar cookie recipe for you!  I did all the work and you get to reap the benefits.  This sugar cookie recipe is great for making Christmas cookies! One last amazing thing about this recipe is that it requires no Chilling! Mix it, Pat it and bake it in the oven!

My Royal Icing recipe is perfect to use for decorating!

Sugar cookies go hand in hand with the holiday season, but honestly, they’re great anytime of the year! The key is finding the perfect sugar cookie recipe and this one is the BEST and the ONLY one you will ever need to use! What makes my recipe the best? Check out my list:

  • perfect cutouts every single time – the dough really holds its shape.
  • Easy to decorate: The dough is flat which makes it so helpful when decorating.
  • They don’t spread which makes them easy to work with since they don’t spread while baking

A basic cookie, like a sugar cookie, should taste awesome by itself and feel just right. Putting icing and stuff on top is fun for special occasions, but the cookie itself should be so good that it doesn’t need those extras to be tasty.

Sugar Cookie Ingredients

Any good cookie is a product of good ingredients. Here’s what goes into this recipe.

  • Unsalted Butter: Using a good quality unsalted butter allows you to have more control over how much salt is in your recipe.
  • Sugar: You will use granulated sugar for this recipe.
  • Egg: A large, room temp egg is the best.
  • Vanilla extract & salt: That wonderful addition to heightening the flavors.
  • Baking Powder: This is what will make your cookie soft.
  • Flour: All-Purpose unbleached flour is what you will use for this cookie recipe.

Best No Spread Sugar Cookie

These are perfect for cookie decorating. The cut out are crisp and clean. The best sugar cookie recipe for beginners too!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 24


  • 1 1/2 Cups Unsalted butter Softened
  • 1 1/2 Cups Sugar
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 2 Tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1/2 Tsp Salt
  • 1 1/2 Tsp Baking powder
  • 4 3/4 Cups Unbleached flour Fluff the flour before


  • Preheat oven to 375 Fahrenheit
  • In a large bowl cream together the butter and sugar for about 30 seconds until smooth.
  • Beat in eggs, vanilla, salt and baking powder.
  • Gradually add in the flour until you have a nice play dough consistency. (Don’t over mix)
  • Roll out dough on lightly floured surface with your desired cutter.
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes in a preheated oven or until golden. Let stand on cookie sheet for 5 minutes before removing to cool on wire racks.


Important* When measuring, avoid packing your flour and remember to fluff it before adding it to your recipe.
Keyword sugar cookie, sugar cookies

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  • Reply
    Brianna Tello
    December 15, 2023 at 10:32 am

    This cookie recipe is the best! Super easy to make and you can start cutting out cookies immediately! My kids loved them even more than crumbl ☺️

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      Rose Gebran
      December 15, 2023 at 12:06 pm

      That is the best compliment ever! To know your kids loved this sugar cookie recipe more than crumbl!

  • Reply
    Brianna Tello
    December 15, 2023 at 10:33 am

    This royal frosting is the the best! Super easy to make! And so tasty!!

    • Reply
      Rose Gebran
      December 15, 2023 at 12:05 pm

      Thank you Brianna! I’m so happy you love this royal icing!

  • Reply
    Erin Claxton
    December 15, 2023 at 7:31 pm

    This recipe is perfect! Great flavor and texture, the cutouts kept their shapes with fantastic crisp edges. This is my new go-to sugar cookie recipe!

    • Reply
      Rose Gebran
      December 16, 2023 at 9:47 am

      Thank you Erin! I am so happy to hear that this is your new go-to recipe!

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