Easy sugar cookies

    • Prep Time25 mins
    • Total Time55 mins
    • Makes24 cookies
Easy sugar cookies

Photo: Erik Putz

Bake up some sweet treats—and fun—with your petit chef using this no-fuss recipe.


  • 2 1/3 cups all purpose flour

  • 1/2 tsp baking powder

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature

  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar

  • 1 large egg

  • 2 tsp vanilla


  • Position rack in centre of oven, then preheat to 350F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment.

  • Whisk flour, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl. Set aside.

  • Beat butter with sugar until fluffy in a large bowl, using an electric mixer on medium-high, 2 to 3 min. Beat in egg and vanilla, 30 sec. Gradually stir in flour mixture until just combined.

  • Scoop out 2-tbsp portions of dough and roll into 11/2-in. balls. Arrange on baking sheets, 2 in. apart. Dip the flat bottom of a drinking glass in flour, then press down each cookie to flatten to 1/4 in. thick.

  • Bake, one sheet at a time, until cookies are just golden, 14 to 16 min. Let stand on sheet for 2 min, then transfer to a rack to cool completely. Store cookies in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks or freeze for up to 1 month.

  • Decorate with royal icing, or as desired.

Nutrition (per cookie)

Calories 143, Protein 2g, Carbohydrates 16g, Fat 8g, Sodium 58mg.

Originally published in the Today’s Parent November/December 2021 issue. Photo by Erik Putz.

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