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Easy Sugar Cookies

Easy Sugar Cookies come together in a snap! No chilling, rolling, or cookie cutters required!

Easy Sugar Cookies come together in a snap! No chilling, rolling, or cookie cutters required!

I’m a self-professed sugar cookie connoisseur. I’ll take ’em frosted, cut-out, rolled in sugar, soft, chewy, crispy, or straight out of plastic container from the bakery section at Walmart.

I mean, let’s be real folks, Lofthouse Cookies are my love language.

What I’m saying is that I’m fairly obsessed with sugar cookies and I’m honestly not very picky about them.

Easy Sugar Cookies come together in a snap! No chilling, rolling, or cookie cutters required! So easy and delish!

Wait, maybe that makes me less of a connoisseur and more of a human sugar cookie garbage disposal. Whatevs.

While I do appreciate a beautiful sugar cookie complete with royal icing, I’m more of a buttercream type of girl. And I’m definitely not fancy, so these easy sugar cookies are totally my thing.

They come together in less than 10 minutes with everyday ingredients that I’m betting you have in your fridge and pantry right now.

Easy Sugar Cookies come together in a snap! No chilling, rolling, or cookie cutters required! Super simple and so darn good!

Not only are they super simple to whip up, but there’s no chilling, rolling, or cookie cutters required.

Sure cut-out sugar cookies have their place, but that place is not a random Tuesday night when I’m craving sugar cookies and Walmart doesn’t deliver.

All you have to do is mix up the dough, roll the dough into little dough balls and bake them up! Easy peasy.

You can even enjoy them warm from the oven any time by following my tips for how to freeze cookie dough.

Easy Sugar Cookies come together in a snap! No chilling, rolling, or cookie cutters required! If you love sugar cookies, these are a must-make!

And if you’re feeling a little fancy-schmancy, you can add in extracts (lemon is perfection), sprinkles, and even a bit of buttercream like I did here!

I went for for sandwich cookies, but you can definitely just pipe a little buttercream frosting on top of each cookie like I did here with my cake mix cookies.

What’s better than homemade sugar cookies on a random weeknight? Easy homemade sugar cookies that also help fight pediatric cancers.

2018 Good Cookies Food Bloggers' Valentine's Event

I’ve teamed up with my friend Julie from The Little Kitchen and bloggers from all over for a Valentine’s event to benefit Cookies for Kids’ Cancer – a non profit that specializes in fundraising around pediatric cancers.

This is the second year of the Valentine’s event, and we’re ready to make a big difference in the fight against pediatric cancer!

Easy Sugar Cookies come together in a snap! No chilling, rolling, or cookie cutters required! If you love sugar cookies, you have to try these!

Did you know that cancer is the #1 cause of death of children by disease in the U.S.?

There are 40,000 U.S. children actively battling cancer right now. With less than 4% of the National Cancer Institute’s budget going to all childhood cancer combined, I knew it was important for me to get involved.

Easy Sugar Cookies come together in a snap! No chilling, rolling, or cookie cutters required! You'll LOVE these!

Help us make a difference by donating to Cookies for Kids’ Cancer!

Our goal is to raise at least $3000. Because these three companies: Dixie Crystals, Mediavine and OXO have each pledged to match our donations raised through this campaign up to $3000!!!

Thanks to many of you, we have reached our goal. You can still donate and help us make an even bigger difference!

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If you’re looking for more delicious cookie recipes like these easy sugar cookies, be sure to check out my no-bake cookies and these m&m cookies!

Easy Sugar Cookies come together in a snap! No chilling, rolling, or cookie cutters required! So easy and so delicious!

Easy Sugar Cookies come together in a snap! No chilling, rolling, or cookie cutters required!

Easy Sugar Cookies

Yield: 48 cookies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 18 minutes

Easy Sugar Cookies come together in a snap! No chilling, rolling, or cookie cutters required!

Ingredients

  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons nonpareil sprinkles, optional
  • vanilla buttercream frosting*, optional

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add in egg and vanilla and mix until combined. Scrape the sides of the bowl down.
  4. Gradually add in the dry ingredients and mix until just combined. If using, mix in the nonpareil sprinkles.
  5. Use a small cookie scoop to create dough balls about 2 teaspoons each. Gently roll each scoop of dough into a ball and place onto prepared cookie sheets, leaving about 2 inches of space between each cookie.
  6. Bake in preheated oven for 8 minutes. Allow cookies to cool on the baking sheets for a couple of minutes before moving them to a wire rack to cool completely.
  7. If desired, top or sandwich cookies with buttercream frosting.

Notes

*If using the vanilla buttercream linked above, I recommend cutting it in half.

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laura fisher

Sunday 13th of December 2020

everyone seems to have had no trouble with this recipe but for me it simply would not come together but remained mealy like pie dough before the water is added ... I finally added another egg to the dough and had to work it in .... I was expecting a total disaster but the cookies turned out pretty well considering ,good consistency and lovely taste ... but the wet ingredients didn't seem adequate for the amount of flour...

Terry

Thursday 13th of December 2018

Pretty simple

Jamie

Friday 21st of December 2018

Thanks so much for stopping by, Terry! I appreciate you taking the time to comment. Happy Baking! -Jamie

christina

Thursday 13th of December 2018

Hi! I am making these for christmas and was wondering if I could make the dough ahead of time and put it in the refrigerator or freezer? And if i use a cookie cutter...will it keep shape or create something blown up?

Jamie

Friday 21st of December 2018

Hi Christina - This is not the right kind of recipe to roll and cut out. For that, I'd recommend looking at a cut-out sugar cookie recipe, such as these: https://www.mybakingaddiction.com/sugar-cookies-recipe/. Happy baking! Jamie

mahi

Tuesday 7th of August 2018

i love z cooki

Jamie

Wednesday 8th of August 2018

Thanks so much for stopping by, Mahi! I appreciate you taking the time to comment. Happy Baking! -Jamie

Tammy Kliment

Thursday 5th of July 2018

I made these back in February for college gift boxes for my nephews & nieces -- 7 boxes in all! I have been doing this for the kids for about 8 years when my kids were in college. They absolutely loved this cookie! My nephew said he might like this cookie better than my signature dessert, Tammykakes, a chocolate peanut butter square. Thank you for this recipe!

Jamie

Wednesday 8th of August 2018

So happy to hear your family enjoyed the cookies, Tammy! Love hearing that story. Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving your feedback! -Jamie

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