5-Ingredient Sugar Cookies Recipe | Yummly

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! The recipe is a Yummly original created by Sara Mellas.


  • 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
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    NutritionView More

    Sodium10% DV230mg
    Fat23% DV15g
    Protein8% DV4g
    Carbs17% DV52g
    Fiber3% DV<1g
    Calories350Calories from Fat140
    Total Fat15g23%
    Saturated Fat9g45%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat140
    Total Carbohydrate52g17%
    Dietary Fiber<1g3%
    Vitamin A10%
    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.


    It a good recipe, although, they’re bland. Vanilla extract wouldn’t be bad to add in the mix.
    Adriana Macedo 3 days ago
    Great! The family loved them! Nice and soft. I had vanilla to give it more of flavor.
    Tank 6 days ago
    Terrible flavor. Maybe a touch of Vanilla extract would help
    Miri Mandel 11 days ago
    This is a great recipe to make with kids it’s simple and the kids loved helping and rolling the dough.
    Brandee Knierim 24 days ago
    Delicious I would 100% make again
    Drysta Fleming a month ago
    it was ok but didn't have enough flavor and you should put frosting on it to make it better maybe 😉 so yee
    Alena 2 months ago
    It’s a masterpiece and it is so quick to make!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Carla 2 months ago
    Easy recipe. The first batch i made was more of a practice run.. 🤦‍♀️ But the second batch turned out to be pretty good! I added cinnamon to the sugar on top to give them a little more flavor, I'll probably experiment a little more with this recipe in the near future!
    FlipFlops 2 months ago
    Delicious recipe! Very quick and easy. Definitely will make again! :)
    Brooke Ballard 3 months ago
    Amazing would definitely make again!!!
    Deshlin 3 months ago
    Great!! I will be keeping this recipe for future reference!
    Belle 3 months ago
    Wow! Although the dough was difficult to work with - very crumbly - the cookies very light, buttery, and perfect amount of sugar! I would definitely make these again.
    Tay Jay 4 months ago
    Yummy the sweetness is just right
    Allison Scantling 4 months ago
    I made them with my Dad and they are GREAT! I am young and this is an easy recipe for me to use. :) I enjoyed making these! :D (RECOMMEND!!!!)
    human being 4 months ago
    turned out amazing! would definitely make them again!
    Aniyah Miles 4 months ago
    tasted AMAZING i added in a tsp of baking powder, vanilla extract, and a tbs of cream cheese i also flattened them and they cooked perfectly.
    Lisbeth Martinez 4 months ago
    Super easy to make, the are on the hard side, but so good! I would add less sugar next time, but so good
    Rangan 6 months ago
    I work at Yummly and have been meaning to try this recipe forever. We loved it - soft, classic cookies. my 5-year-old liked clicking through the video instructions. I divided the rolling sugar into two bowls and colored each with three drops of food coloring in different colors.
    Johns-Khan 9 months ago
    Tried it this morning. First time. Dough cameout too crumbly. I added three tablespoons of whole milk, and that did the trick. Went back to my mom's Good Housekeeping recipe for the second and third batches for neighborhood haunt fest. Probably will give it another try when I have more time to play with the recipe and figure out where I went wrong. Read others had success on second attempts.
    Leiko TheRanger a year ago
    I tried this recipe twice now. But the first time it had an unpleasant taste of egg. But this time I followed the recipe carefully and it turned out to be delicious this time!
    Jenny McKinsey a year ago
    The dough ended up being a bit crumbly. I added some greek yogurt and an extra egg. They came out pretty good. Boyfriend approved.
    h a year ago
    it was a good recipe but add baking powder instead of baking soda or it will make it bitter.
    Russ a year ago
    I used less sugar (no bowl) and still like the results.
    Sarah Ryan a year ago
    Delicious! I used all of the sugar in the cookies and then used extra to coat them. I did one batch without freezing and one with and learned that freezing is essential for the structure of the cookies.
    Muchiri a year ago
    Easy to make with few ingredients and came out pretty decent👍
    Brooklynn Nunes a year ago
    BITTER! Followed the directions perfectly... even the two year old says “I don’t like it” 😂 don’t waste your ingredients!
    Chloe a year ago
    The cookies were amazing, but I don’t suggest putting the dough into the freezer before baking. Before baking I put some rainbow sprinkles on top to add some color. I’d put a little less flour if you want them less doughy.
    Zainab a year ago
    Wow nice!! It was yummy hopefully I will make it again
    Xiraili a year ago
    it was a little bitter
    Matsuura a year ago
    Well, You need more than 2 baking trays for sure and it tasted better without the sugar on the outside (I used all the sugar in the dough)