Lois’ Sugar Cookies

Lois’ Sugar Cookies

This is the sugar cookie recipe my Mom always used! She thinks the recipe is originally from the back of a box of cookie cutters from the 1980s, but not totally sure. These cookies taste great, and hold their shape!


  • 2 3/4 cups All purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon Baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup of butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla (or almond extract)


In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the butter, sugar, salt, and baking powder. Blend on medium/high for a couple minutes until light and fluffy.

Scrape the sides of the bowl, and add both eggs at the same time. Turn the mixer back on for a couple minutes until the eggs have combined. Add the vanilla (or almond) extract and mix again for a minute.

Add the flour to the bowl and mix on low, just until combined.

Dump the cookie dough out onto some plastic wrap, and wrap tightly. Refrigerate for an hour before rolling out the dough. Bake cookies at 375 F for 8-10 minutes (depending on the shape of the cookie)