Easy Sugar Cookies Recipe

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This batch of extremely easy sugar cookies was a hit! Use this recipe to create your own batch of sugar cookies.

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Sugar Cookies Ingredients

Wet Ingredients

All-Purpose Flour:

This sugar cookie recipe requires flour to create the cookie dough and flour for rolling. Lightly, sift the flour to remove any lumps and unwanted debris which could affect the quality of the sugar cookie dough. 

Baking Powder:

The amount of baking powder rises these sugar cookies just the right height. 


The salt intensifies the flavor of the cookies thus, salt is not optional.

Dry Ingredients

Unsalted Butter:

While you can use salted butter, unsalted butter is better since it’s easier to manage the salt content in the cookies. 

White Sugar:

The white sugar creates browner and crisper cookies. Plus the white sugar also helps the cookies spread just enough to create well shaped sugar cookies. 


For this recipe vanilla extract or a combination of banana extract and coconut extract can be used to flavor these sugar cookies.


The egg holds the cookies together giving them their nice firm structure. However, too much eggs can create cakey cookies.

Thus, to create a nice firm well leveled cookies just half an egg is needed. 

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Sugar Cookies Recipe Ingredients

Wet Ingredients Sugar Cookies Recipe:

  • 1 1/2 cup All-Purpose Flour (leveled for the dough)
  • 2 tbsp All-Purpose Flour (for rolling)
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Salt

Dry Ingredients Sugar Cookies Recipe:

  • 1/2 cup Unsalted Butter
  • 1/2 cup White Sugar
  • 1 1/2 Vanilla Extract or 3/4 Banana Extract and 3/4 Coconut Extract
  • 1/2 Egg

How To Make Sugar Cookies

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It’s time to get organized. I like to start by clearing my kitchen countertops, then gathering all my ingredients in one spot. Therefore, clear your kitchen countertops and gather your ingredients.

Before you start combining your ingredients preheating your oven at 350°F is a must. Since this sugar cookies recipe has no chill time your oven needs to be ready as soon as all your unbaked sugar cookies are on the cookie tray.

Furthermore, starting off you need two main bowls – one bowl for your wet ingredients and another for your dry ingredients.

Sugar Cookies Instructions

Getting the oven ready:

  1. Firstly, preheat oven to 350°F.

Prepping the wet ingredients:

  1. In the first bowl, cream unsalted butter, white sugar, and extract for about two minutes using an electric mixer.
  2. Mix half an egg to the creamed sugar mixture for about one minute, then set the bowl aside.

Prepping the dry ingredients:

  1. In the second bowl, mix all the dry ingredients (all-purpose flour, salt, baking powder).

Combining wet and dry mixture:

  1. Fold the dry mixture into the wet mixture – don’t over mix or incorporate air into the mixture.

Rolling sugar cookie dough:

  1. Using a rolling pin roll cookies about 1/8 to 1/4 thick.

Cutting sugar cookie dough:

  1. Use your favorite set of cookie cutters to create the cookies.

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Adding sugar cookies to cookie baking tray:

  1. Using a metal spatula and fingers carefully place cookies on the cookie baking tray.

Baking sugar cookies:

  1. Bake at 350°F for 7 to 8 minutes.
  2. Allow the cookies to finish baking for about 5 minutes after removing the cookie tray from the oven.

Cooling sugar cookies:

  1. After the cookies are done baking immediately transfer cookies to a cooling rack to avoid sweaty, soggy cookies.

Don’t Panic If …

Sugar Cookie Dough Crumbles

If your sugar cookie dough crumbles don’t panic. It’s okay – just continue forming the dough using your hands and it will come together. For quicker results, wet your hands slightly then continue forming the cookie dough.

Cookie Was Baked For 7  to 8 Minutes But Not Golden Brown

If your cookies are not golden brown don’t panic and don’t put them back in the oven. Instead, allow cookies to continue baking on the cookie tray for a few minutes.

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