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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    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.
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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.


    Johns-Khan 3 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 4 months 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 5 months 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 6 months ago
    it was a good recipe but add baking powder instead of baking soda or it will make it bitter.
    Russ 7 months ago
    I used less sugar (no bowl) and still like the results.
    Sarah Ryan 7 months 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 8 months ago
    Easy to make with few ingredients and came out pretty decent👍
    Brooklynn Nunes 8 months ago
    BITTER! Followed the directions perfectly... even the two year old says “I don’t like it” 😂 don’t waste your ingredients!
    Chloe 9 months 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 10 months ago
    Wow nice!! It was yummy hopefully I will make it again
    Xiraili 10 months ago
    it was a little bitter
    Matsuura 10 months 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)
    Tripp a year ago
    Delicious! I melted the butter to make sure they wouldn’t get hard over time! They taste great!
    Muzo a year ago
    They were the best sugar cookies I have ever made and delicious
    Randy Fuller a year ago
    thay we're good thank you
    Benjamin Grant a year ago
    These turned out great! I used two cups of flour, and 1 1/2 cups of caster sugar in the dough. My cookies were about 1 tbsp of dough, and they cooked perfectly in 9 minutes.
    Wyren a year ago
    was short on ingredients and this worked perfectly.
    Erica Janetos a year ago
    They taste great but they’re ugly lol
    jose campos a year ago
    Turned out very good
    Alessandro Nieto a year ago
    they turned out good and delicious
    Kari Vargas a year ago
    Really a quick sweet treat 🤤
    The cookies tasted like eggs, and were kind of bitter
    Stephanie F. a year ago
    They were really soft and chewy. An absolutely amazing recipe!
    Lino a year ago
    Didn’t turn out good at all
    Baldy Picard a year ago
    it turned out a little dry however i did sub out tje egg for 3TB of yougrt
    Roze Brogan a year ago
    needed to bake longer. the cookies were very soft.
    Chef/baker1425 a year ago
    I made this recipe for a garage sale and it turned out great
    Luca Stefano a year ago
    it was very good! it r
    Dare a year ago
    Good, simple easy to make. As already stated bake these for about 12 minutes at 300 then let them rest on a cooling rack. I added just a pinch of salt to the flour.
    Meadows a year ago
    oven temperature and bake time are missing. I baked at 300 for 10 to 15 min. Cookies taste great.