Basic Sugar Cookies


Basic Sugar Cookies

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It's the tradition you look forward to all year long—Christmas cutout cookies. No matter how you shape them, this classic recipe will never go out of style.

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2 c. Hy-Vee unsalted butter, at room temperature
4 c. Hy-Vee granulated sugar
4 Hy-Vee large eggs
1 c. Hy-Vee 2% milk
8 ½ c. Hy-Vee all-purpose flour
2 tsp. Hy-Vee baking soda


  1. In a large bowl, beat butter until smooth. Add sugar and mix well. Add eggs one at a time, mixing well after each. Mix in milk until incorporated. In a separate bowl, combine flour and baking soda. Slowly add to creamed mixture. Cover and refrigerate overnight.*
  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  3. Working in batches, turn chilled dough out on a very floured surface, pressing ball of dough down and flipping to flour each surface multiple times (about 1/2 cup to 1 cup extra flour may be needed). Using rolling pin, roll to about 1/4- to 1/2-inch thick. Cut into desired shapes. Transfer to parchment-lined cookie sheet, using metal spatula if needed. Bake for 9 to 11 minutes or just until edges become golden brown. Cool on wire rack.
  4. *Test Kitchen Tip: Divide dough into 2 bowls before refrigerating. It's best to work in small batches when rolling dough out, and separating dough in half is easier before dough sets in refrigerator.

Nutrition facts


90 Calories per serving

Amounts Per Serving

  • Total Fat: 3.5g
  • Cholesterol: 15mg
  • Sodium: 25mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 14g
  • Protein: 1g

Daily Values

Vitamin A 2%
Vitamin C 0%
Iron 2%
Calcium 0%

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Hy-Vee Seasons Holiday 2013.