Easy Sugar Cookie Recipe

This is a recipe for easy sugar cookies and they are really, very easy! These cookies come out soft and just the right amount of sweetness. Your family will love these cookies, perfect for holiday baking or…just because!

Ingredients for easy sugar cookies:

2 3/4 Cup White Flour
1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
1/2 Teaspoon Baking Powder
1 Cup (2 stick) butter, room temperature
1 1/2 Cups white sugar
2 Large eggs
1 Teaspoon pure vanilla

What cooking utensils will I need?

One medium mixing bowl
Cookie sheet(s)
Cooling rack
One large mixing bowl and hand mixer
Stand mixer

First thing to do:

Preheat oven to 375 F
Lay out cookie sheets (no need to grease them)

Prepare the cookie batter:

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

In a medium mixing bowl, add flour, baking powder and baking soda
Mix dry ingredients slightly with spatula
In large mixing bowl or stand mixer bowl, add butter and sugar
Cream together (mixing speed at medium) until light and fluffy
Add eggs and vanilla
Mix together well
Using the spatula scrape down the sides of the bowl
Slowly mix in the dry ingredients (about 1/4 of your dry mixture at a time)
Use a teaspoon to scoop a little of the batter out into your hand, about the size of a small golf ball
Roll the batter into a ball
Place the dough ball on cookie sheet (keep the batter balls about 2 inches from each other and the sides of the sheet)
Note: On my large cookie sheet, I can fit 12 cookie dough balls
Bake in preheated oven at 375 F for 8-10 minutes
Pull out the finished cookies and let cool for 2 minutes, scrape the cookies off the sheet and place on a cooling rack

Important notes for you:

Baked goods continue to bake for an additional 2-3 minutes after you remove them from the oven. My recommendation: I bake for 7 minutes on this recipe and they come out perfect! The perfect easy sugar cookie recipe!

Recommendation: Use at least two cookie sheets when baking so as you pull one out of the oven you can place the next in right away – no need to wait for your first cookie sheet to cool down.

I always double this recipe as it is a favorite and they go very quickly…yummy!

Recommended cooling rack:

Betty Crocker 3-tier Cooling Rack

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