Easy Sugar Cookies

Sugar Cookies
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  • Total: 22 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 12 mins
  • Yield: 36 cookies (serves 9)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
373 Calories
24g Fat
35g Carbs
5g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 36 cookies (serves 9)
Amount per serving
Calories 373
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 24g 31%
Saturated Fat 14g 70%
Cholesterol 155mg 52%
Sodium 511mg 22%
Total Carbohydrate 35g 13%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Protein 5g
Calcium 72mg 6%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Whenever my kids want to make sugar cookies, we pull out this recipe, because they are drop sugar cookies, so there's no need to mess with rolling the dough. The best part about this recipe is that it makes nice, soft, tender sugar cookies, and the kids can still decorate them with sprinkles or even icing.


Steps to Make It

  1. Sift together flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.

  2. Cream butter and sugar together with an electric mixer. Beat in egg and vanilla.

  3. On low speed, beat in flour mixture, mixing until all the flour is incorporated. Do not overmix, or the cookies will turn out tough.

  4. Refrigerate dough for at least 30 minutes, preferably 1-2 hours.

  5. Preheat oven to 350 F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper or a silpat mat.

  6. Drop dough by rounded tablespoonsful onto prepared cookie sheets. Flatten slightly with your fingers. Sprinkle with sprinkles, if desired.

  7. Bake 8-12 minutes, until cookies are golden brown the bottom.

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