Easy Sugar Cookies

A purple plate holds a pile of light golden, round sugar cookies.

Whether you add sprinkles, frosting, or just keep them plain, you’ll love soft and chewy Easy Sugar Cookies. A basic recipe, with common ingredients in your cupboard, these cookies come together quickly. But, don’t worry, just because they’re simple, they still taste great!

The dough is easy to roll and work with, and won’t spread when baking. To make it easier for cut-out cookies, make sure to chill the dough before you roll it out, for the best results. You’ll have perfect-looking cookies that are ready for a little sanding sugar or kept simple and plain. 

If you prefer a crisper cookie, cut the dough thinner. For a softer, more chewy cookie cut the dough a bit thicker. You can cut them out into fun shapes with cookie cutters, or leave them round. 

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A white hand holding up a single sugar cookie, with a purple plate stacked with more cookies in the background.
You’ll have perfect looking cookies that are ready for a little sanding sugar, or kept simple and plain. 
A purple plate holds a pile of light golden, round sugar cookies.
A basic recipe, with common ingredients in your cupboard, these cookies come together quickly.
A close up of several pale gold sugar cookies sitting on a parchment lined baking sheet.
Bake the cookies until a light golden brown, 8 to 10 minutes.
A row of round sugar cookies on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
Roll rounded teaspoonfuls of dough into balls and place them on parchment-lined cookie sheets.

Easy Sugar Cookies Recipe

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A purple plate holds a pile of light golden, round sugar cookies.
Whether you add sprinkles, frosting, or just keep them plain, you’ll love soft and chewy easy sugar cookies.
Preparation 15 minutes
Cook 10 minutes
Ready in 25 minutes
Servings 48 Servings
CourseSupper
InfluenceGlobal
DifficultySeasoned
MethodBake
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Ingredients

  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda sodium bicarbonate
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • pinch salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). 
  • In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
  • In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg and vanilla. 
  • Gradually blend the flour mixture into the flour mixture. 
  • Roll rounded teaspoonfuls of dough into balls and place them on parchment-lined cookie sheets.
  • Bake the cookies until a light golden brown, 8 to 10 minutes. Let cool on the baking sheets for 2 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely. 

Nutritional Information

Sodium: 29mgCalcium: 5mgVitamin A: 123IUSugar: 6gFiber: 1gPotassium: 10mgCholesterol: 14mgCalories: 86kcalTrans Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 2gFat: 4gProtein: 1gCarbohydrates: 12gIron: 1mg

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