5-Ingredient Sugar Cookies

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You'll never want to buy pre-packaged cookie dough again after you try these delicious and easy 5-Ingredient sugar cookies!


  • 3/4 cup salted butter (softened)
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar (divided)
  • 1 eggs
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda


  1. Line two baking sheets with silicone baking mats or parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. Measure 6 Tbs. (75g) of granulated sugar into a small bowl. Set aside.
  3. Place the softened butter and the remaining 1 cup plus 2 Tbs. (225g) of granulated sugar into a large bowl. Using a hand mixer or stand mixer fitted with a whisk attachment, cream together the butter and sugar on medium speed for 1 minute, or until pale and fluffy.
  4. Add the egg and continue to beat on medium speed for 30 seconds to one minute, until light and fluffy.
  5. Turn the mixer to low, and add the flour and baking soda to the bowl. Beat the mixture for about 1 minute, until all ingredients are combined.
  6. Form the cookie dough into 20 balls, and place on the lined baking sheets. Roll each cookie in the bowl of granulated sugar, and return to the sheet.
  7. Once all the cookies are coated in sugar, place the baking trays in the freezer. Freeze for 10-15 minutes, while the oven preheats.
  8. Preheat the oven to 350° F.
  9. When the oven has preheated and the cookie dough has frozen for at least 10-15 minutes, transfer the baking sheets directly from the freezer to the oven.
  10. Bake the cookies for 11-13 minutes, until they are just slightly golden brown on the edges, and puffy on top.
  11. Remove the baking sheets from the oven. Allow the cookies to cool for 5 minutes on the sheets, then transfer them to cooling racks to cool completely.
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NutritionView more



Calories350Calories from Fat140
Total Fat15g23%
Saturated Fat9g45%
Trans Fat
Calories from Fat140
Total Carbohydrate52g17%
Dietary Fiber<1g3%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


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jaylen chambers 11 days ago
Taste amazing and I just added a little too much flour but I added more butter so I was good and I used self rising flour
Laura 12 days ago
Love these cookies for a simple treat my kids love
Mike Chafin 17 days ago
It turn òut great☺! Me and my family loved them💖,but next time I am going to use less sugar to roll them in.
Teja Samuelson 28 days ago
They were fabulous thank you for the recipe
Erica Harris 29 days ago
it was greaat, would make again
fmfjfjfj 9 Jul
this recipe is very delicious
Sarah 23 Jun
It was delicious but as zeleke said we did have to add some milk.
Good stuff I want to try it
Skylar 25 May
Didn’t really work ☹️
Zeleke 13 May
amazing but we had to add a bit of milk