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

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...

Gabrielle G. June 27, 2015

This recipe sucked, it created hard sugary partly burnt pancakes. Don't make them, but if you truly must then add a dash of milk and a spank more baking soda than the recipe recommends and put them in for 10 minutes. this makes them not so bad, people may just nibble politely on them for you instead of blatantly turning their noses up.

Krabbit December 12, 2012

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.

tabithurr November 14, 2012

Holiday Central >

Do You See What I See? #PartyBites
You Saved Room For a Reason
57 Homemade Gifts From The Kitchen