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Easy Sugar Cookies

Our easy sugar cookies are simple to make and they can be made to fit any holiday or occasion with some colorful sprinkles. Learn how to make sugar cookies that the whole family can help decorate with sprinkles or sugar cookie icing. This recipe will make 2 dozen sugar cookies.
Prep Time7 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 24 cookies
Calories: 1436kcal
Author: Courtney Lopez


  • 2 sticks unsalted butter softened
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • sprinkles or sugar cookie icing


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • In a stand mixer combine the butter and sugar and cream until smooth.
  • Beat in the egg and vanilla.
  • Combine the dry ingredients into a bowl and slowly add into the butter mixture on medium speed.
  • Scoop out cookies using a cookie scoop into sugar or sprinkles.
  • Place sugar cookie dough scoop onto cookie sheet and flatten a little bit.
  • Bake 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned
  • Cool on wire racks


Calories: 1436kcal | Carbohydrates: 151g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 94g | Saturated Fat: 58g | Cholesterol: 335mg | Sodium: 631mg | Potassium: 162mg | Sugar: 150g | Vitamin A: 2960IU | Calcium: 84mg | Iron: 0.4mg