Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 8 mins

Quick and easy sugar cookies that taste like grandma's homemade holiday cookies but are as simple as slice and bake. This recipe evolved because friends were craving dessert but I only had pantry ingredients and NO baking powder. I used more baking soda as a substitution and they worked like a charm. Two dozen cookies, gone in a flash.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F In a bowl, mix flour and baking soda.
  2. In a larger bowl, cream sugar and softened butter until smooth. Mix in the egg and vanilla extract. Blend in the dry ingredients slowly until combined. I first made these with a fork instead of a mixer and it was fine. Hand roll into balls (teaspoon size) and place on an ungreased cookie sheet. Optional: Roll the dough balls in a mix of cinnamon and sugar before placing on the baking sheet.
  3. Bake 8 - 10 minutes or until light golden brown. Let the cookies cool for 2 minutes away from the heat before devouring.
Most Helpful

This was an easy, simple recipe and I was a little skeptical about it seeing as it didn't even have salt! The dough was nice and hard and it baked well. I got a little bored with plain sugar cookies so I started rolling them in cinnamon sugar as suggested. I also rolled a few in cocoa powder and some in a coconut sugar mixture. The coconut ones were my favorite!! I also had to leave halfway through the dough batch so I stuck it in the fridge for when I got back. I noticed that the cookies I made with the cold dough came out softer because they didn't flatten out as much. I highly recommend chilling the cookies and making them tablespoon sized instead of teaspoon sized.

4 5

This recipe was very simple and short. I loved how I didn't have to go to the store and buy the ingredients. And when it came to backing time it didn't even take that long. Which is amazing because I had to use the oven for other stuff too that day. But over all, the quality of the cookies was wonderful. The taste was amazing.

2 5

I followed the recipe precisely and I kept it in the oven a little longer probably about 13 minutes, but the cookies didn't come out as I expected it to. the cookies taste like sugary flour that has over bearing amount of vanilla extract. and they're are soft in the middle and hard around the edges. this is definitely not what I wanted...

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