Quick, Easy Sugar Cookies Recipe

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.

Preparation time

  • Prep Time 10 mins
  • Total Time 18 mins
  • Yield 24 cookies


  • 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
  • Optional 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • sugar ( for rolling the dough balls in before baking)


  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.

Source: food.com