No Puff Sugar Cookies - Our best recipe ever, and one of our most popular holiday cookie recipes, too!

Want to get that gorgeous, professional look to your sugar cookies? Then, you’re going to need this recipe! A simple, 5-ingredient dough that bakes up without losing shape, you can use cutters of any size to create beautiful cookies that look just the way they’re supposed to. No misshapen gingerbread heads. No puffy hearts. Just soft, buttery sugar cookies that keep whatever shape you cut them into.

Grab the recipe below, then roll out and cut. The dough is incredibly easy to work with. It doesn’t need to be refrigerated or chilled (though chilling beforehand, as stated in the recipe, will give you even more perfect final shaped). Simply mix, roll and cut into shapes with the Sweet Creations Plastic Holiday Cutters 12-Pack.

No Puff Sugar Cookies

Place on an AirPerfect Non-stick Half Sheet Cake Pan, then bake until the bottoms turn golden.

No Puff Sugar Cookies

Check it out. Compare the before and after shots and you can barely tell a difference. Look how beautifully the cookie cut-outs maintain their shape. The edges stay crisp, the curves stay round and the cookies look exactly like the cutters.

If you’ve ever tried using a standard sugar cookie recipe, only to be left with a big baking sheet of bloopy cookie clouds, you’ll know why we love this recipe so much. It’s absolutely foolproof.

No Puff Sugar Cookies

Once your cookies are baked, frost as desired. To get that pro “flooded icing” look, follow this step-by-step tutorial from the Kitchn and create all sorts of beautiful designs. Or, keep it simple and create a “twinkling lights” look by sprinkling colored sugar on white-iced cookies.

No Puff Sugar Cookies

We think the end result of this simple technique is absolutely gorgeous (and so, so easy!).

No Puff Sugar Cookies

Time to share!

OWrap up your cookies up in any of our stylish Sweet Creations holiday baking boxes and give them to someone you adore. Cookies as gorgeous as these are easy to give away.

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No Puff Sugar Cookies - Our best recipe ever, and one of our most popular holiday cookie recipes, too!


Perfect No-Puff Sugar Cookies

This recipe is perfect for making cookie pops, or for using the Sweet Creations Cookie Cutters to create impeccably shaped cookies that keep their shape when they bake! Easy and fun to eat, this recipe is destined to become a classic!

  • Prep Time: 15
  • Total Time: 15


  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) salted butter, softened but not melted
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl or stand mixer, beat together egg, butter, and sugar until very well combined. Add flour and vanilla, mix until a thick dough forms. Turn ¼ of the dough out between two pieces of parchment paper. Roll to ½” thick for cookies or cookie pops, and roll to ¼” or 1/8” thick if using Sweet Creations letter cookie cutters. Place the parchment with rolled cookie dough in the fridge for 20-30 minutes. Cut dough into desired shapes. Transfer cut cookies to a parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake in preheated oven, 10-14 minutes for large cookies, 8-11 minutes for medium cookies, and 3-5 minutes for very small cookies and Sweet Creations cookie letters.


  • Serving Size: 24


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