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Easy soft and chewy sugar cookies recipe that is perfect for any occasion,from Christmas and Thanksgiving to a Birthday party! Add some icing and make your own design!

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Who doesnt love cookies? Sugar cookies are so easy to make and they are delicious! They are often used for decoration for Christmas, with different icing ot top and those beautiful creations!

Today here we are going to make a base sugar cookie recipe that is great for all your needs.

Easy sugar cookie recipe

Lets start with a list of ingredients. What a perfect cookie needs?

  1.  Butter. Make sure its soft and room temperature.
  2. Sugar. For this recipe we are going to use white sugar
  3. Egg.
  4. Baking powder
  5. Vanilla extract
  6. Flour. I am using regular all purpose white flour here.

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This is a perfect without brown sugar recipe . Basic ingredients and so easy and fast to make!

Homemade sugar cookies is that type of cookies that you can pack for dessert for your child lunchbox , you can put them in the jar and call it a fantastic homemade Christmas gift and much much more!

For this recipe i used two ungreased cookie sheets with 8 cookies on each. If you will measure about 1 teaspoon of dough for each cookie you will get 16 cookies.

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Easy sugar cookies

Easy soft and chewy sugar cookies recipe that is perfect for any occasion,from Christmas and Thanksgiving to a Birthday party! Add some icing and make your own design!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy sugar cookies
Servings: 24 cookies
Calories: 139kcal
Author: Tatiana


  • 1/2 cup butter soften
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/4 cup flour


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • In a stand mixer (or by hand), cream butter and sugar together. Add egg and vanilla and mix well.
  • Slowly add flour with baking powder and mix for another 30 seconds.
  • Roll rounded balls of dough (i used an ice cream scoop for it) and place into cookie sheet (ungreased).
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes, until golden but still very soft.
  • Let cool and enjoy!

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Calories: 139kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 55mg | Potassium: 39mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 190IU | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 0.5mg

Nutrition information is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. This information comes from online calculators.

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Recipe Rating

Annie @ Annie's Noms

Monday 15th of July 2019

These really do look perfect! I love sugar cookies, they're so simple, but delicious. I could do with a couple of these right now with my coffee!

Danielle Wolter

Monday 15th of July 2019

suagr cookies are my absolute favorite kind of cookies. Great recipe!


Monday 15th of July 2019

What an essential recipe to have on hand! You just made my 4 year old very happy!

Shashi at SavorySpin

Monday 15th of July 2019

Your sugar cookies look like soft pillows! I haven't had one is so long and these have me drooling!

Laura | Wandercooks

Monday 15th of July 2019

What a delicious cookie recipe, thanks for sharing! It looks so easy and I love the idea to decorate them too.