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.


    Nikola Smith 5 days ago
    Nothing special. They're certainly cookies.
    Roberts 25 days ago
    Great! I added two drops of vanilla and coconut extract, I then spread a little peanut butter on top instead of frosting. Yum.
    Abigail Russell a month ago
    great recipe. i added 1/4 tsp of vanilla extract and a 1/4 tsp of almond extract for more flavor. yummy and chewy.
    Jailynne Glenn a month ago
    The picture is what made me interested in the first place. Lol I feel catfished. Any tips on how to get the picturesque crinkled look like in the photo? To make the cookies sink in or like a ripple texture?!
    Tamiah Marie a month ago
    The inside and top was soft and fuffy while the crust and bottom was golden brow & crisp.
    kaye alyne 2 months ago
    Super good. Next time ill probably cook them a little longer then the time given.
    Aiden Dougherty 2 months ago
    I only had one baking sheet so they came out as one big glob but after cutting them they tasted great. P.S. I added a touch of maple syrup instead of vanilla because I heard it tasted better that way.
    Alexandre Chaveste 2 months ago
    It a good recipe, although, they’re bland. Vanilla extract wouldn’t be bad to add in the mix.
    Adriana Macedo 2 months ago
    Great! The family loved them! Nice and soft. I had vanilla to give it more of flavor.
    Tank 3 months ago
    Terrible flavor. Maybe a touch of Vanilla extract would help
    Miri Mandel 3 months ago
    This is a great recipe to make with kids it’s simple and the kids loved helping and rolling the dough.
    Brandee Knierim 3 months ago
    Delicious I would 100% make again
    Drysta Fleming 4 months 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 4 months ago
    It’s a masterpiece and it is so quick to make!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Carla 4 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 5 months ago
    Delicious recipe! Very quick and easy. Definitely will make again! :)
    Brooke Ballard 5 months ago
    Amazing would definitely make again!!!
    Deshlin 6 months ago
    Great!! I will be keeping this recipe for future reference!
    Belle 6 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 6 months ago
    Yummy the sweetness is just right
    Allison Scantling 6 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 6 months ago
    turned out amazing! would definitely make them again!
    Aniyah Miles 6 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 7 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 9 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 a year 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.