It takes just 5 minutes to whip up these classic Slice and Bake Sugar Cookies! Roll the dough in festive sprinkles for any occasion!
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Slice & Bake Sugar Cookies

It takes just 5 minutes to whip up these classic Slice & Bake Sugar Cookies. Roll the dough in festive sprinkles for any occasion.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Servings 26 cookies
Calories 107kcal
Author Julie Clark


  • 3/4 cups salted butter softened
  • 3/4 cups granulated white sugar
  • 1 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • Dash of nutmeg
  • Sprinkles


  • In a stand mixer, cream the butter and sugar together.
  • Add the egg and vanilla and beat on medium speed until mixed well, scraping the sides as needed.
  • Add the flour and nutmeg.
  • Mix just until combined (scraping down the sides once). Be careful not to overmix.
  • Form the dough into a thick log (about 8-10" long. Press the log tightly together so that there are no air pockets in the cookie dough.
  • Place a long sheet of plastic wrap on the counter or table.
  • Place sprinkles on the plastic wrap.
  • Roll the cookie dough log in the sprinkles until it is completely covered, adding more as needed.
  • Wrap the dough in the plastic wrap and refrigerate the dough for at least 2 hours.
  • Heat the oven to 325 degrees.
  • Remove the cookie dough from the refrigerator and unwrap it.
  • Using a sharp knife, cut slices off the cookie dough log. Cut the slices 1/4" thick or a little less.
  • Place the cookie dough slices on a baking sheet with a silicone mat (or lightly grease the cookie sheet).
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes, or just until the cookies are set. Don't allow them to brown.
  • Allow the cookies to cool for 3-5 minutes on the baking sheet, then remove them to wire racks to cool completely.
  • Store in an airtight container.


Calories: 107kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 49mg | Potassium: 14mg | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 175IU | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 0.5mg