Easy Homemade Sugar Cookies

  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1tsp vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 cups flour
  • ½ tsp salt

Place the butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla in a mixing bowl and cream them together.(This goes a lot faster if the butter has already been softened.)

Next, sprinkle in flour and salt until it is all incorporated.Pinch off pieces of dough and roll into small balls. Place the balls onto a lined cookie sheet.Flatten the balls of dough with a fork dipped in powdered sugar.

Bake in a 350 degree preheated oven for about 10-15 minutes or until the edges start to turn brown.

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Comments

  1. says

    Nice texture, especially if rolled in sugar before baking. This dough was also a great base for thumbprint cookies.

    I found that I needed to bake these cookies much longer than stated in the recipe. I understand that each oven is different, but mine is typically pretty close to what is dictated. It took 20-25 minutes for the cookies to begin to brown.

    There is no need to flatten them, they flattened out nicely on their own on the batch that I left as balls.

  2. Melanie says

    Im baking these right now. so far they smell delicious and I cant wait to try them! And thank you Charlotte I was also wondering how many they make.

  3. Mattie says

    i just baked these cookies and next time i will roll them in sugar and flatten them some because otherwise they are similar to tea cakes. they are good and i think i will also try them with some lemon extract instead of vanilla for a nice change.
    thank you

  4. Alyx Fravel says

    I made these cookies because the recipewas very simple! I brought them into work and everyone LOVED them!! Big hit!!

    • The Hillbilly Housewife says

      Hi Amanda. Let us know if they turn out. Salt is typically a necessary component in baking, so I’m curious to know how it works out for you.

  5. Jon & amber says

    We made these together it’s are first Xmas together an we like them we used cut outs on ares an put ex sugar be for baking on top we will all so be putting frosting :)) happy Xmas ever one

  6. says

    it was so easy it only took me 5 mins to get it all together they are cooking right this min and i hope they are soo good and you could put sugar on top of it to me its better then my grandma cookies that she makes

  7. De Anna says

    They do taste like biscuits I thought it was a lot of flower while mixing but I see the point of flattening them because if you don’t they are busuicty….not the late night sank we really wanted a little saddened guess I should have seen the reviews first

  8. rubyrose6 says

    if I add 2 1/2 cups sugar instead of 1 and 2 cups flour instead of 3 will they still be good cause I what to take them to a church group tonight and I don’t have much time so I need to know and do they really make 36 cookies

  9. Vanessa Burleson says

    Children enjoyed making them. They were quick and easy. We used all USDA Organic ingredients and initially I thought perhaps it was why they didn’t taste right. Kids didn’t care for them at all, they said they tasted like flour. I should have read all the comments. We will try another batch using less flour =)

  10. Ceica says

    Mine came out like biscuits. Just fluffy not sweet and not like a cookie. I followed the directions to a “T”.. What did I do wrong. Also mine never formed a dough. I couldnt roll it on balls or nothing it just stuck to my hands like paste. :( Please help because I love sugar cookies and have never made/ had homemade ones before.

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