Easy Sugar Cookies

photo of sugar cookies on a plate

I had a craving for sugar cookies this weekend and decided to try out a new recipe.  I wanted something simple and easy.  I just wanted plain-old sugar cookies- no need for frosting, sprinkles, etc. I found this great recipe on allrecipes.com submitted by Stephanie.

I followed the recipe exactly except for when it came for dropping the cookie dough.  The recipe says to drop by rounded teaspoonfuls which I found to be too small.  I ended up rolling rounded discs about 1 inch in diameter.  The cookies don’t spread very much, so they still remained pretty small, but they were the perfect size for me.  Very cute looking.  The taste came out great! Crispy on the outside, soft and chewy on the inside.  The cookies are just sweet enough and don’t need anything extra.  Yum!

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How to Make Easy Sugar Cookies

This is a great basic sugar cookie recipe and doesn’t require a lot of ingredients.

  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions:

  1. Preheat
    oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). In a small bowl, stir together
    flour, baking soda, and baking powder. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth. Beat
    in egg and vanilla. Gradually blend in the dry ingredients. Roll
    dough into balls about one inch in diameter and flatten slightly to create round discs, and place onto ungreased
    cookie sheets.
  3. Bake 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until golden. Let stand
    on cookie sheet two minutes before removing to cool on wire racks.

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Easy Sugar Cookies

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
These sugar cookies are so easy to make and are great all on their own - no frosting or sprinkles required.

Ingredients:

  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp  baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Directions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. In a small bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, and baking powder. In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar together until smooth. Add the egg and vanilla and stir to combine. Add the dry ingredients, in batches, to the wet ingredients stirring until combined.
  3. Form balls approximately 1 inch in diameter, place them on an ungreased baking sheet and flatten them to create round discs.
  4. Bake the cookies for 8 to 10 minutes. Cool them on the cookie sheet for a few minutes before transferring them to a baking rack to cool completely.

Notes:

  • The original recipe says to use one teaspoon of dough for each cookie, but I think they are too small this way so I formed balls about 1-inch in diameter. I didn't get as many cookies this way (the original yield is 48 cookies), but I prefer bigger cookies.
  • Recipe source: All Recipes
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4 comments on “Easy Sugar Cookies”

  1. Those look great and so versatile!

  2. They definitely are versatile! you can eat them plain, roll them in sugar, put some icing, etc. And so quick and easy to make too!

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