No Spread Sugar Cookie Recipe

No Spread Sugar Cookie Recipe

No Spread Sugar Cookie Recipe from Starts At Eight

My favorite thing about this No Spread Sugar Cookie Recipe is not only that the cookies taste great, but that they actually hold their shape when baked!  There is no need to worry if they will run together, or become misshapen!  While we are doing these with Valentine Hearts in the photo, you can use them all year long for any cut-outs you are making.


  • 1 cup of butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 egg


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Using an electric mixer at medium-high speed, cream the butter, gradually adding the sugar.
  3. Beat in the egg & vanilla until evenly mixed.
  4. With a wooden spoon, stir in the flour.
  5. Flatten and seal in plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight. (We flatten on a dinner plate and then cover it.)
  6. Roll the dough to a 1/4 inch thickness and cut out the cookies with your cookie cutter of choice.
  7. Bake at 375 for 8-10 minutes or until the cookies start to brown lightly around the edges.