My husband is a huge fan of sugar cookies and always asks for me to make them; however, I am always hesitant because they take some time to make and to be honest I don’t like having to pull out a recipe. I like simple recipes that I can remember and that are healthier than the alternative. So here is a 5 ingredient sugar cookie recipe that’s sure to delight and not take forever to make.
Whether it’s for some quick and easy cookies, some biscuits, or a great dinner, I am always on the lookout for great recipes with around 5 ingredients or less. If I can’t find one, I typically try to experiment and invent one myself. So that’s what I did for these sugar cookies after being inspired by this peanut butter cookie recipe from Lemon Lime Adventures.
5 Ingredient Sugar Cookie Recipe
For the sake of complete transparency in my baking, I am going to list the exact ingredients I used.
- 1 3/4 Cups Organic Sugar (Wholesome Sweeteners)
- 1 1/4 Cup Organic All Purpose Flour (Gold Medal)
- 1 Egg
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
- 1 Cup Butter/Oil (I actually used 3/4 cup butter and 1/4 cup coconut oil because the oil gives the cookies a hint of a sweet coconut flavor [Spectrum Organic Unrefined]).
Combine all dry ingredients and then add egg, vanilla, and melted butter/oil. Mix together until doughy. If the dough seems a bit course to you, add more flour. (I have fluctuated to about a cup and a half of flour before). You can cook these immediately or chill them for an hour. Chilling allows for better handling if you prefer to use cookie cutters, but is not necessary. The cookies pictures I did not chill.
Cook for 10-12 minutes at 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Take them out and let them chill on the cooking stone or cookie sheet for 5 minutes before handling. Note: Cookies may not look done, but they set upon chilling. This is mainly from the coconut oil if you choose to bake them this way.
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Kara is an author, wife, and mother of 3 children living in Boston, MA. She has her degree in Secondary Education & Adolescent Childhood Development and is passionate about connecting with and even helping other parents on their journey to raise awesome kids!