Baking sugar cookies in various shapes for Christmas is definitely a tradition in our house. Everyone loves buttery, perfectly sweet, melt in your mouth cut out sugar cookies. But they are also suitable for many other occasions and can be very festive for Valentines day if cut out in beautiful heart shapes, Easter if cut out as bunnies or chicks or pretty much any occasion that your heart desires.

This recipe for the sugar cookie dough is phenomenal. They hold their shape when you bake them wonderfully. They are delicate enough to melt in your mouth but sturdy enough to hold different icings as well.

They make a great base cookies for an elegant royal icing cookies, but also works magical with simple powdered sugar frosting or creamy and fluffy buttercream frosting.

The trick to the most perfect cookie that is a perfect shape is to chill the dough before rolling it out and cutting into shapes, and also chilling the cut out cookies. It might seem like a lot of work and waiting, but trust me it is so worth it in the end. You are guaranteed to end up with deliciously buttery, slightly sweet sugar cookies that are also very esthetically pleasing to an eye. You will definitely be a queen of holiday baking if you master this no fuss recipe.