I make sugar cookies all the time.
I use a recipe which I have adapted to my liking over the years.
These cookies hold their shape and you can add any kind of flavour. You can tint them in your colour theme. Decorate them with sprinkles, RI, buttercream!
Sugar Cookies (basic)
250gr white sugar
500gr all purpose flour
a little vanilla
* You beat the butter with the sugar and add the egg.
* Then add the vanilla and last the flour.
* Mix until just combined.
* Use in any way you want!