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Easy Sugar Cookies

Soft and buttery. These sugar cookies are so easy to make and absolutely delicious!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time27 mins
Course: Desserts
Cuisine: American
Servings: 20 cookies
Calories: 174kcal
Author: Traci


  • 1 cup salted butter
  • cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 ¾ cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Line sheet pans with parchment paper.
  • Cream butter and sugar just until thoroughly mixed, 1-2 minutes.
  • Mix in egg and vanilla.
  • Combine flour and baking powder.
  • Add flour mixture, a little at a time, stirring until combined.
  • Roll out between 2 sheets of parchment paper.
  • Cut into desired shapes.
  • Carefully lift and place on parchment lined baking sheet.
  • Bake at 350 degrees 12-15 minutes, until bottoms have just started to brown.
  • Let cool before removing from pan.


  • Make sure all your ingredients are at room temperature before you begin mixing.
  • Don't over mix the butter and sugar!
  • Bake the cookies on un-greased parchment for the best results.
  • Combine the flour and baking soda.
  • Stir flour in a little at a time, so that it's easier to incorporate.


Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 174kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 34mg | Sodium: 101mg | Sugar: 7g