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Stack of plain round sugar cookies

Smiley Face Cookies – Sugar Cookie Recipe

  • Author: Northern Yum
  • Total Time: 20 minutes to mix + roll & cookie cutter time + 10 minutes per batch to bake
  • Yield: 24 to 48 cookies 1x


Delicious sugar cookies you’ll use for the base of each smiley face cookie.


Units Scale
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 6 tablespoons milk
  • 5 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder



  1. Begin by creaming together sugar, butter, egg, and milk.
  2. Add dry ingredients including flour, salt, and baking powder.
  3. Roll dough to 1/4 inch thick.
  4. Cut cookies with a 4-inch cookie cutter.
  5. Carefully transfer the cookies with a flat spatula to a parchment-covered baking pan.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes. It’s important that you don’t overcook or the cookies will not be soft.
  7. Allow the cookies to cool.


Do not overbake these cookies to make sure you have soft cookies!

  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Cookies
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: sugar cookie, cookie

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