homemade sugar cookie mix: no more need for the prepackaged mix!
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Servings: 1 batch; 24 cookies

Homemade Sugar Cookie Mix

Prep Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
5 mins
Don't buy that sugar cookie mix at the store! Make your own homemade DIY Sugar Cookie Mix! It makes better cookies and it makes a great holiday gift.


 For the Mix:

  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups flour
  • 3/4 cup mix-ins — sprinkles and/or mini chocolate chips and/or nuts

To make the Cookies:

  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter — softened and sliced into tablespoons
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 egg


To make the mix:

  1. Whisk all ingredients in a large bowl. Continue with making instructions or place in a resealable bag or large jar (3 pint to 1 quart sized jar or container).

To make the cookies:

  1. (If you’re gifting this mix, attach the following directions to the jar.)
  2. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line two cookie sheets with silpat liners or parchment paper.
  3. Place mix in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. (Or, a large bowl if using a hand mixer.) Add butter and mix slowly until crumbly. (This will take a minute or two in a stand mixer; longer with a hand mixer.) Add vanilla and egg and mix until a cookie dough forms.
  4. Scoop 2 tablespoon balls of dough (use a cookie scoop if you have one) onto cookie sheets.
  5. Bake for 9-11 minutes. I like to take them out as soon as the bottom starts to turn brown (about 9 minutes for my oven) even though the centers may still be a little glossy, and let them finish cooking as they cool. Store in an airtight container or ziploc bag for up to 4 days, or freeze for up to one month.

Nutrition Information

Amount per serving (24 g) — Calories: 83, Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 23mg, Sodium: 857mg, Carbohydrates: 7g, Sugar: 6g