Sugar Cookie Recipes

Celebrate National Sugar Cookie Day!

Whether you’re baking for a holiday, decorating for a party, or whipping some up just because, sugar cookies are one of America’s favorite cookie types! To celebrate National Sugar Cookie Day, we’ve assembled unique sugar cookie recipes mixed with some fun facts that will take your love and appreciation for this classic cookie to the next level!

National Sugar Cookie Day

Did you know that National Sugar Cookie Day falls on July 9 every year? What an amazing excuse to whip up some fresh cookies and enjoy!

Sugar Cookie Facts + History

  • Sugar cookies were pioneered by the German Protestants that settled in Nazareth, Pennsylvania and created the predecessor to our modern round, buttery, sugary goodness that we know and love. These bakers were so influential in sugar cookie history that they were originally called Nazareth Cookies.
  • Creaming butter and sugar can help you create fluffy cookie consistency while getting more cookies out of your batch. This technique adds air to the dough, giving it a lighter texture.
  • Wanting to change the color of the cookie? Different types of sugar can affect the color of the cookie. Lighter sugar colors will have a lighter finished cookie. Light or dark brown sugar will turn out with a darker finished cookie.
  • Pillsbury won the world record for most cookies iced in one hour! They recruited shoppers at the Mall of America to decorate a total of 1,169 cookies to win the honor in 2015.
  • Nazareth Cookies isn’t the only other name sugar cookies have had! Gemmels, crybabies, gimblettes, cimbellines, jumbles, and plunkets… Oh my!

Sugar Cookie Recipes

Whole Wheat Sugar Cookies
Recipe Info
  • Blender Icon Prep Time: 15 min
  • Oven Icon Baking Time: 8-10 min
  • Plate Icon Servings: 24
  • Heat Wave Icon Baking Temp: 375°F
  • Fork Icon Flavors: Sweet
Stir-N-Drop Sugar Cookies
Recipe Info
  • Blender Icon Prep Time: 15 min
  • Oven Icon Baking Time: 8-10 min
  • Plate Icon Servings: About 3 dozen
  • Heat Wave Icon Baking Temp: 400°F
  • Fork Icon Flavors: Lemon
    Sweet
Homemade Holiday Sugar Cookies
Recipe Info
  • Blender Icon Prep Time: 15 min
  • Refridgerator Icon Refrigeration: 30 min
  • Oven Icon Baking Time: 7-9 min
  • Plate Icon Servings: 30
  • Heat Wave Icon Baking Temp: 375°F
  • Fork Icon Flavors: Sweet

We hope you love our sugar cookie recipes and fun facts! If you’re looking for more sugary fun facts be sure and visit our friends at the Sugar Association. Or if you’re looking for more great desserts, we’ve got you covered!