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Hi y'all! My name is Elizabeth Knicely, but I go by Liz. I am a 35 year old wife and mother of 3 wonderful children. I am also a pet owner of a cat, dog and turtle. I am an avid home chef, ambitious artist and amateur comedian. I'm just a small town girl trying to leave a mark on this world. Welcome to my blog!

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Easy Sugar Cookie Recipe {Only 5 Ingredients}

Quick and easy sugar cookies made with staple pantry ingredients and no egg! So simple and foolproof you can whip up this sugar cookie recipe anytime. Sweet, buttery, and delicious!

PREP TIME: 10 minutes

COOK TIME: 15 minutes

COOL DOWN: 15 minutes

TOTAL TIME: 40 minutes

YIELD: 34 cookies


1 cup Unsalted Butter, room temperatre

2/3 cup + 3 tablespoons Granulated Sugar, divided

2 cups + 1 tablespoon All-Purpose Flour, spooned and leveled

1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract

Colorful Sprinkles or Nonparells (Optional, but recommended)


1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper.

2. In a medium bowl, using a handheld electric mixer. beat together butter and 2/3 cup of sugar until combined. It will be a little gritty - that's ok.

3. Add in flour and blend well. Then blend in the vanilla until just incorporated.

4. Using a cookie scoop or tablespoon, roll the dough into 1-inch balls.

5. Gently roll the balls in the remaining 3 tablespoons of sugar until lightly coated; transfer to the baking sheet 2 inches apart.

6. With the bottom of a measuring cup or glass, press down on the balls to flatten. Sprinkle with some nonparells (if using) and lightly press down again just so they stick. (This dough should end up being between 1/8-1/4 inch thick. They will look pretty small in circumference, but they will spread a bit to a normal size cookie.)

7. Bake for 14-16 minutes or until just slightly golden around the edges and on the bottom.

8. Remove from the oven and let rest on the baking sheet for at least 10-15 minutes (don't skip this step!) Then eat or transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely.

9. Enjoy! NOTES:

**This recipe renders a slightly crunchier sugar cookie, but they should not be dry or crumbly. If they are too dry, make sre you didn't 1) use too much flour 2) flatten them too much 4) baked them at 350 instead of 325, or 5) baked them too long.

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