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.
- 2 3⁄4 cups flour (all purpose is fine)
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1 cup butter (softened in microwave)
- 1 1⁄2 cups sugar
- 1 egg (large)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- sugar (for rolling the dough balls in before baking)
- Preheat oven to 375°F In a bowl, mix flour and baking soda.
- 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.
- Bake 8 - 10 minutes or until light golden brown. Let the cookies cool for 2 minutes away from the heat before devouring.
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.
Best recipe I have ever made for sugar cookies. They come out perfect every time.