Everyone needs a good sugar cookie in their repertoire and we think this is the perfect one. Whip them up over the Christmas holidays or whenever you’re craving something sweet.

Yield: Makes 3 dozen.



  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup salted butter
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla


  1. Combine flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt in a large bowl; set aside.
  2. Using medium speed of an electric mixer, beat butter until smooth. Gradually beat in sugar until fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in vanilla. Gradually beat in flour mixture just until combined.
  3. Gather dough into a ball; divide in half. Flatten each half into a disc shape. Wrap each disc with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 3 – 4 hours.
  4. Preheat oven to 375°F.
  5. On a well-floured surface, roll out dough 1/8 - 1/4 inch thick. Cut into desired shapes. Bake on ungreased cookie sheets until light golden, about 8 minutes. Let cookies stand for 5 minutes on cookie sheets. Remove from cookie sheets and cool on racks. May be frozen for up to 2 months.
Nutritional analysis per cookie:


128 calories, 5.6 g fat, 1.8 g protein, 17.8 g carbohydrate, 0.3 g fibre, 114 mg sodium