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Best-Ever Sugar Cookies

Course: Kid Friendly, Desserts

Products: Stand Mixers


Recommended Hamilton Beach® Product:  Stand Mixers

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 cup milk


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Mix together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and nutmeg and set aside. Using flat paddle, cream butter on high speed until light and fluffy.
  3. Reduce speed to lowest setting. Add sugar, egg, and vanilla, mixing thoroughly. Gradually add dry ingredients and milk; continue mixing until thoroughly mixed.
  4. Form cookie dough into 1 1/2-inch (2.5 cm) diameter balls and arrange balls on ungreased baking sheets.
  5. Flatten balls slightly with the bottom of a drinking glass.
  6. Bake in oven for 6 to 7 minutes or until lightly golden around edges. Cool on wire racks.
Serves: 4 Dozen