Simple Sugar Cookie Recipe

30 Cookies
15 min

This simple sugar cookie recipe is a favorite during the holiday season. Because you don’t have to chill the dough, they are quick and easy to make. They will remind you of the cookies Grandma used to make!

If you are a fan of sugar cookies, but not a fan of how long it takes to chill the dough and roll them out, you will LOVE this recipe. They are just as flavorful and will be such a timesaver during the busy holiday season. They are the perfect cookies to bring to a cookie swap or package up for a little holiday food gift.


ingredients for Sugar Cookie Recipe
  • 2 3/4 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Yield: Approximately 2 1/2 dozen


how to make Sugar Cookies
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper; set aside.
In a small bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, and baking powder; set aside.

In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in the egg and vanilla.

Gradually blend in the flour mixture. Roll dough into rounded teaspoonfuls of dough into balls and place them onto the prepared cookie sheets or a Silpat sheet.

Bake 8 to 10 minutes, or until golden, in the preheated oven.
Let stand on the cookie sheet for 2 minutes before removing it to the wire rack to cool completely.
Store in an airtight container. Enjoy!

You can sprinkle these cookies with colored sugar if you want to make them even more festive.


how to store sugar cookies

Store these sugar cookies in an airtight container for up to 5 days.


can you freeze the sugar cookie dough?

Yes. You can freeze the cookie dough for up to 3 months. Place them in a ziplock freezer bag, or airtight container.


tips for homemade sugar cookies
  • It’s best to use room temperature butter.
  • Use a cookie scoop to make the dough balls even.
  • Consider using a Silpat sheet.
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Recipe details

  • 30  Cookies
  • Prep time: 5 Minutes Cook time: 10 Minutes Total time: 15 min
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Ingredients


  • 2 3/4 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Instructions


Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper; set aside.
In a small bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, and baking powder; set aside.
In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth.
Beat in the egg and vanilla. Gradually blend in the flour mixture.
Roll dough into rounded teaspoonfuls of dough into balls and place onto the prepared cookie sheets.
Bake 8 to 10 minutes, or until golden, in the preheated oven.
Let stand on the cookie sheet 2 minutes before removing to wire rack to cool completely.

Melanie Ferguson
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