Ohhhhh………….I had way too much fun making these cookies.  I have become somewhat totally obsessed with creating and perfecting cut-out sugar cookies.  My cookie cutter collection is growing and I actually look forward to sitting at the kitchen table for hours, playing with my decorating tips and doo-dads, and making a humongous mess.

I made these cookies to adorn the “Party Perfect” cookie trays that will be presented on the tables at a wedding celebration this weekend.  Thank you, again, Sweet Sugarbelle, for your royal icing tutorial.  Here’s my version of the “No Fail Sugar Cookies”

"No Fail Sugar Cookies"


  • 3 cups flour
  • 1/2 - 3/4 tsp . baking powder
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp . pure vanilla extract


  1. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.  Add egg and vanilla.  Beat until well combined.
  2. Sift together flour and baking powder, and add to mixture one cup at a time.  Roll out dough to desired thickness (I like 1/4") and cut with cookie cutter dipped in flour before each use.
  3. Place cookies on parchment-lined cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees until edges of cookies begin to brown lightly.  Cool cookies slightly before removing to cooling rack.

Recipe Notes

I do NOT refrigerate the dough before rolling, but I do roll it between two layers of parchment paper.

I present my collection of wedding cake cookies:

I was thrilled with the white-on-white, but I did apply some sparkly luster dust after they dried.  (I can never resist the temptation to embellish just a weeee-bit more.)  The cookies measure approx. 4″ x 4″, and we crowned each tray with just one wedding cake cookie at the top…pretty pretty.

Wishing happy days and a happy life to Josh and Jill!


0 thoughts on “Wedding Cake Cookies

  1. Rita Jane says:

    I do believe you have outdone yourself on these! Prettiest cookies I have ever seen! Cannot wait, though they are almost too beautiful to eat! You are amazing!

  2. Linda Panetta says:

    Big A,

    I love them all. When I look at the photo I feel like I am looking at your CTC and trying to decide on which one is the prettiest. Just can’t do it. There is not one more perfect than the other. Can’t wait to see what they look like adorning the cookie platters. Just beautiful!!!

    • Ann says:

      I have no clue what my “CTC” is (duh). I wish you could see the cookies in person. I was so happy with the results. The photo of the cookie on the platter wasn’t a great one, so I didn’t post it. Miss you!

  3. Ann says:

    I’m sitting at your table, Rita…and there’s only one cookie per tray. Let the best (wo)man win 😉

    • Ann says:

      Well, I sat at her table but I wasn’t guarding the tray closely enough…another guest snatched the cookie while I was chatting 😉

  4. Carol Brunick says:

    Ann, you are amazing! I can’t wait for our annual Christmas cookie swap……but first I’ll need to bring over my sugar cookie snowflakes for some decorating tips from The Master 😉

    • Ann says:

      You know that YOU were my snowflake inspiration!! Can’t wait to share some of your yummy and gorgeous cookies (Rich would have a “blue” Christmas without them 😉
      Hope to see you soon!