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No-Fail Sugar Cookie Recipe From a Cookie Expert

by Kim Conte on November 6, 2008 at 1:44 PM

As promised, CafeMom's hookin' you up with a no-fail sugar cookie recipe. Yesterday, we posted about  starting your own cake business and talked to bailey4302 who did just that with Today, she shares her recipe for these elegant dress cookies. And it's a lot simpler than you would think!

No-Fail Sugar Cookies from bailey4302 of

This recipe is great when using complex cookie cutters. The dough holds its shape and won't spread during baking. Make sure you let your oven preheat for at least 30 minutes before baking these or any other cookies.

Sift together:

2 3/4 cup all purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

In a separate bowl:

Put 3/4 cup soft butter in a large bowl of electric mixer


1 cup sugar

2 eggs

3 teaspoon vanilla extract

Beat with mixer until light and fluffy. Mix in flour mixture, blending after each addition. After last addition beat until smooth. Chill 1 hour or until firm. Roll out dough and cut out dresses. Bake in preheated oven at 375 degrees for 8-10 minutes.

For decoration:

Use any kind of fondant (I prefer satin ice). Roll out fondant. Roll an impression rolling pin (swirls, in this case) over fondant. Put the dress cookie cutter on fondant and cut out dresses. Place cut-out of fondant on cookies using corn syrup to help stick. Makes 4 dozen 3 inch cookies.

Filed Under: baking, entertaining, everyday celebrations, food, holidays, kid-friendly, recipes


  • maisah


    November 7, 2008 at 10:03 PM

    Looks good and so beautiful... Thank You for this mouth watering recipe.

  • Free-...


    April 16, 2009 at 1:52 AM

    Wow,this is what I’m looking for,,Healthy eating doesn't mean that we change all of our eating habits. First things first, try to cook at home more often. For your daily eating habit, pay more attention to the nutrition fact of each food product. a healthier lifestyle  is important to support our">Healthy Food Recipe


  • peonia


    February 12, 2010 at 2:28 PM

    Where can I get satin ice fondant?

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