The Secrets to Making Perfect Sugar Cookies Slideshow

Having trouble making sugar cookies? Here are the secrets that will make you successful

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The Secrets to Making Perfect Sugar Cookies

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Sugar cookies are made with just sugar, flour, butter, eggs, vanilla, and either baking powder or baking soda. While the recipe seems simple enough, this unpretentious treat can be hard to get right. Don’t worry — The Daily Meal is here to share a few secrets on how to produce the perfect ones every time. With our help, sugar cookies will become your go-to dessert for backyard gatherings, birthday parties, and holidays.

Almond-Glazed Sugar Cookies

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These delicate, sweet almond cookies are sure to melt in your mouth. They taste delicious and look amazing — top each cookie with three almonds so they look like flowers. For the Almond-Glazed Sugar Cookies recipe, click here.

Country Crock Sugar Cookies

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Here we have a simple sugar cookie recipe that you can whip up in a jiffy. Use Country Crock or butter. For the Country Crock Sugar Cookies recipe, click here.

Double Cinnamon Sugar Cookies

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Sugar cookies are amazing on their own, but sometimes they benefit from a little spice. Jazz up your sugar cookie recipe with a double dose of cinnamon. For the Double Cinnamon Sugar Cookie recipe, click here.

Embroidered Sugar Cookies

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If you are trying to take your baking skills to the next level, this is the recipe for you. It turns the simple sugar cookie into art. For the Embroidered Sugar Cookies recipe, click here.

Homemade Flower Sugar Cookies

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This simple dessert recipe would be great for a family gathering. Sugar cookies are easy to make, and your guests will love the little flowers that decorate their tops in this version. For the Homemade Flower Sugar Cookies recipe, click here.

Sugar Cookies

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At times, sugar cookies can be a little overwhelming — not only are they sweet cookies, they’re also often topped with sugary icing. If you’re looking for a cookie with a little less sugar, then this recipe is your friend. For the Sugar Cookies recipe, click here.

Nancy Olson’s Sugar Cookies

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Nancy Olson, former pastry chef at Gramercy Tavern in New York City, used to make these sugar cookies every year as edible ornaments for the restaurant’s dessert tree. Now you can do the same! For the Sugar Cookies recipe, click here.

Whole Foods Market Ginger Spice Sugar Cookies

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These sugar cookies are spicy and delicious — decorate them with royal icing or just dust them with sugar. For the Whole Foods Market Ginger Spice Cookies recipe, click here.