Holiday Sugar Cookies Recipe

Snowflake Cookies
Allison Beck


  • 275 grams butter, softened
  • 325 grams granulated sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 500 grams all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • Royal icing, for decorating

This sugar cookie recipe comes from Jay Muse, owner of Lulu Cake Boutique in New York City and Scarsdale, NY. It is perfect for making cookies of all shapes and sizes to decorate for the holidays.  —Allison Beck

Click here to see How to Decorate Cookies like a Professional.

Click here to see Tips for Hosting a Cookie Decorating Party.


Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

Cream the butter and sugar in a stand mixer, then slowly beat in the eggs and vanilla. Quickly add the flour, baking powder, and salt, and mix until well incorporated. Wrap in plastic and chill for 10 minutes.

On a lightly floured surface, roll the cookie dough to about ¼-inch thickness. Cut with various shaped cookie cutters.

Bake on ungreased cookie sheet for 8-10 minutes.

Let cool before decorating with royal icing.


Calories per serving:

440 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Sodium Low Potassium, Kidney Friendly, Vegetarian, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free

Daily value:



  • Fat 242g 373%
  • Carbs 710g 237%
  • Saturated 147g 734%
  • Fiber 14g 54%
  • Trans 9g
  • Sugars 327g
  • Monounsaturated 64g
  • Polyunsaturated 13g
  • Protein 73g 146%
  • Cholesterol 1,149mg 383%
  • Sodium 1,274mg 53%
  • Calcium 906mg 91%
  • Magnesium 138mg 34%
  • Potassium 821mg 23%
  • Iron 27mg 150%
  • Zinc 6mg 38%
  • Phosphorus 1,816mg 259%
  • Vitamin A 2,121µg 236%
  • Thiamin (B1) 4mg 267%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 3mg 195%
  • Niacin (B3) 30mg 149%
  • Vitamin B6 0mg 24%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 994µg 248%
  • Vitamin B12 2µg 30%
  • Vitamin D 7µg 2%
  • Vitamin E 9mg 46%
  • Vitamin K 21µg 27%
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