Welcome Home Sugar Cookies

Welcome Home Sugar Cookies

Use house-shaped cookie cutters with this sugar cookie dough for a sweet way to roll out the welcome wagon!


about 3 dozen cookies


  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 cup Domino® Granulated Sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • colored sprinkles or sugar (optional decoration)


In a large bowl with an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar until creamy. With mixer on low, add eggs and vanilla, until just blended.

In a separate bowl, mix flour, baking powder and salt. Add to butter mixture, mixing until well blended.

Divide dough in half; shape each section into a disk. Wrap each disk in plastic wrap, and chill 1 to 2 hours, or until firm enough to handle.

Preheat oven to 400°F. Prepare ungreased cookie sheet.

On a lightly floured surface, roll each half of chilled dough to 1/4-inch thick. Cut into shapes with 2 1/2-inch cookie cutters. Place on prepared cookie sheet.

Bake 6 to 8 minutes, or until edges are firm and bottoms lightly browned. Remove cookies to wire rack to cool completely. 

Decorate with Simple Glaze and colored sprinkles or sugar, if desired.

Featured by Lisa Basini, the Baking Coach®.


Click here for Simple Glaze recipe.