Fall Sugar Cookies: Bakes and Bytes

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(Good Things Utah) – The best sugar cookie recipe out there! These sweet cookies hold their shape beautifully, taste buttery and delicious, and you can bake them soft or crispy.


  • ¾ cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2.5 cups flour


  1. Add butter and sugar to a large mixing bowl. Beat butter and sugar until combined
  2. Add egg and vanilla. Beat until combined.
  3. Add one cup of flour. Mix until combined.
  4. Add remaining one and a half cups of flour. Mix until the dough starts to stick to itself and come away from the bowl.

Royal Icing Ingredients

  • 3 Tbs meringue powder
  • ⅓ cup water
  • ½ Tbs corn syrup
  • 4 cups powdered sugar


  • In a large mixing bowl, mix meringue powder and water until  foamy (something like beer foam).
  • Add 2 cups of powdered sugar. Beat until combined.
  • Add remaining 2 cups of powdered sugar. Beat on medium speed until white and fluffy.

Chef: Emily Mendin | Instagram: @bakesandbytes | Email: bakesandbytes@gmail.com

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