How To Bake The Best Sugar Cookies

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Baking and decorating sugar cookies is one of the fun things I swear everyone should do once in a while.

In fact, during the holidays, it’s the top thing to do with family and friends.

Here’s how to bake the best sugar cookies ever!

How To Bake The Best Sugar Cookies Easily

  • Start with an easy sugar cookies recipe.
  • Get the right sugar cookie baking tools and essentials to help you bake the best sugar cookies.

Easy Sugar Cookies Recipe

Wet Ingredients Sugar Cookies Recipe:

  • 1 1/2 cup All-Purpose Flour (leveled)
  • 2 tbsp All-Purpose Flour (for rolling)
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Salt

Dry Ingredients Sugar Cookies Recipe:

  • 1/2 cup Unsalted Butter
  • 1/2 cup White Sugar
  • 1 1/2 Vanilla Extract or 3/4 Banana Extract and 3/4 Coconut Extract
  • 1/2 Egg

Full easy sugar cookies recipe guide here

Sugar Cookie Baking Tools And Essentials

Once you choose your sugar cookie recipe, it’s time to bake sugar cookies! Here are a few baking tools and essentials to help you bake the best sugar cookies:

  1. Electric Mixer
  2. Mixing Bowls
  3. Sifter
  4. Measuring Tools
  5. Spatula
  6. Cookie Cutters
  7. Flour Shaker
  8. Adjustable Rolling Pin
  9. Cookie Baking Tray
  10. Cooling Rack
  11. Oven Mitts

Electric mixer

Baking the best sugar cookies is way easier and quicker when you use an electric mixer.

In fact, an electric mixer mixes the butter, sugar, egg, and extract within minutes vs mixing these ingredients manually.

Mixing Bowls

When baking sugar cookies, you can use one bowl. However, I find using three mixing bowls is best.

One bowl for mixing the egg before adding the egg to the other wet ingredients, a second mixing bowl for mixing wet ingredients, and the third bowl for mixing dry ingredients.


A sifter helps remove any lumps or debris from the flour, which helps create better cookie dough.

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Measuring Tools

Accurate measuring is important for baking delicious treats. Thus, measuring spoons, cups, and or scales is a must. Thankfully, they are very affordable at Walmart.


A spatula is a must for prepping the cookie dough – it’s very useful for folding dry ingredients and for scraping the bowl.

Cookie Cutters

Your cookie cutters can be plastic or metal to me, it doesn’t matter. In fact, from experience, they both get the job done.

I ordered a set of plastic cookie cutters a while back, and they still rock!

Recently, I used them to make some Halloween sugar cookies, and I was very happy with the results.

Flour Shaker

While a flour shaker isn’t a must, it definitely helps add flour evenly to the rolling surface.

Adjustable Rolling Pin

An adjustable rolling pin that evenly flattens your cookie dough helps you create the best even height cookies.

Cookie Baking Tray

A cookie baking tray is a must. Thankfully, they’re not expensive.

However, the bigger cookie trays will cost more.

Therefore, if you only plan on baking small batches of sugar cookies, use a small cookie tray.

Cooling Rack

A cooling rack is another must item, especially if you want to avoid soggy cookies.

Oven Mitts

Finally, grab your favorite pair of oven mitts, and you are now ready to start baking your sugar cookies.

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