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I have been on the hunt for a few years now for a good, thick sugar cookie, and this is the best recipe I have found. They are tender and delicious and hold up to royal icing and this buttercream frosting, which is what I used to frost these snowflake cookies. Having 15 grandchildren, and running my own business, I don’t have lots of time anymore for decorating cookies with royal icing, and buttercream frosting just tastes SO much better than royal icing, so that is what I usually frost my cookies with. It’s also faster and easier! You can click on the link for the Buttercream Frosting to get the frosting recipe, it truly is THE BEST Buttercream Frosting you will ever  have! Enjoy the cookies!

And if you are staying in our Cascade Luxury Suite at the Rocky Mountain Lodge, you just may get these cookies in your cookie jar! 

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Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Cook Time: 8 Minutes
Total Time: 28 Minutes
Servings: about 3 dozen cookies


  • 1 1/2 cups butter (3 sticks), softened
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 eggs, room temperature
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 5 cups sifted all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 tsp. salt


  1. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Stir in the flour, baking powder, and salt. Cover, and chill dough for at least one hour.

  2. Preheat oven to 400°F. Roll out dough on lightly floured surface 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick. Cut into shapes with a cookie cutter. Place cookies 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 6 to 8 minutes in preheated oven, don't overcook or let the cookies brown. Cool completely.

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