Sugar Cookies

Sugar Cookies

Bundle up during the cold winter months with a cup of tea and a plate of these simple and delicious cookies. The golden cookie is a wonderful blank canvas for their artistic glazing pleasure. Whip up a batch of colours and allow them to glaze some colour into these wonderful treats.

  • Ingredients


    2/3 cup sugar (150 mL) 

    ½ cup canola oil (125 mL) 

    2 tsp vanilla (10 mL) 

    2 eggs (2) 

    2 ½ cups flour (625 mL) 

    2 tsp baking powder (10 mL) 

    ½ tsp salt (2 mL)  


    1 cup icing sugar (250 mL) 

    ½ tsp clear or white vanilla or other flavoured extract (2 mL) 

    1 – 2 Tbsp milk (15-30 mL) 

     Assorted food colouring, and cake and cookie decorations 

  • Directions


    1. Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C)
    2. In a large bowl or stand mixer, beat together sugar and canola oil until well mixed. Add vanilla and beat again. Add eggs one at a time and beat well after each addition.
    3. Combine flour baking powder and salt in medium size bowl. Add dry ingredients all at once to the canola mixture and beat just to combine ingredients.
    4. Remove dough from the mixing bowl. Wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate mixture for about 30 minutes.
    5. Roll out dough on floured board and cut cookies using favorite cookie-cutters. Transfer cookies to parchment paper lined cookie sheets. Bake for about 10 minutes or until lightly browned.


    1. In a medium bowl. combine icing sugar, vanilla or other extract flavouring and milk and stir until mixture is smooth. Add additional milk to reach desired painting ‘consistency. Add food colouring if desired. 
    2.  Using a pastry brush, paint glaze on cooled cookies. Decorate with coloured sugars and/or cookie decorations, as desired, before the glaze hardens. Allow icing to completely harden before storing cookies. 

Nutritional Analysis

Serving Size
1 cookie
Total Fat
5.7 g
Saturated Fat
0.6 g
16 mg
76 mg
20.7 g
0.3 g
10.6 g
2.2 g
21 mg