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10 Minute Easy Sugar Cookies

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These easy sugar cookies are a favorite in our home! A no-chill recipe made with simple ingredients that comes together quickly! They’re so easy, they only take about 10 minutes from start to finish.

These sugar cookies are ready in no-time flat. If you need cookies quickly, you should also try these fast Cake Mix Cookies.

a serving tray filled with easy sugar cookies topped with pink frosting and white sprinkles

Easy Sugar Cookies From Scratch

My sister-in-law made this easy sugar cookie recipe at my house a couple years ago and I have been making them often ever since. They use only simple ingredients that you typically have in your pantry. And the best part is that they don’t require any patience while chilling in the refrigerator.

The dough comes together in just a few minutes, and I love that it doesn’t require any weird ingredients. In fact, the only ingredient that I didn’t have on-hand at the time was butter flavoring. (Now I keep it stocked in my pantry JUST for this recipe!). Plus, they turn out soft, fluffy and super delicious every time! Is there anything better than that?

sugar cookie dough rolled into balls on a baking sheet

How to Make Sugar Cookies

These sugar cookies are super easy and I’m going to show you how to make them in just 10 minutes.

Prep – Start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees F. You’ll also want to line your cookie sheet with either parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.

Mix – Throw all of the ingredients into a large bowl and mix everything until the ingredients are fully blended together.

Roll – Roll the dough into 1 inch balls. Place them on your cookie sheet with enough space in between each one so they can spread out while cooking.

fully baked sugar cookies on a baking sheet using this easy 10 minute recipe

Cook – Bake the sugar cookies in the oven for 7 minutes. Pull them out and let them cool and finish baking on the baking sheet. They should stay tall and fluffy!

Decorate – Allow your cookies to completely cool before bedazzling them. I love to top mine with a Cream Cheese Frosting but any frosting will be delicious.

looking down on a serving tray filled with sugar cookies, topped with pink frosting and white sprinkles, made with this easy 10 minute recipe

Recipe Tips

Don’t Over Bake – After 7 minutes DON’T leave the sugar cookies in the oven even if they look like they need to bake longer. They’ll go from perfect to ruined in just about a minute.

Butter Flavoring – You can find it with the baking supplies at your grocery store. It comes in a bottle that looks similar to vanilla extract. Here is a link to the Butter Flavoring we used so you can see what it looks like.

More Sugar Cookie Recipes

I can’t wait for you to try them! Leave us a comment below and let us know what you thought. Enjoy!

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10 Minute Sugar Cookies Recipe

These easy sugar cookies are a favorite in our home! A no-chill recipe made with simple ingredients that comes together quickly!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword desserts, fast
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Servings 24 Cookies
Calories 163 kcal

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cups butter softened
  • 1 1/2 C sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • tsp butter flavoring*
  • 3 C flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Combine all ingredients and mix until blended.
  3. Roll into 1-inch balls and place baking sheet.
  4. Bake for 7 minutes.
  5. Let them cool completely before frosting them.
Nutrition Facts
10 Minute Sugar Cookies Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 Cookie)
Calories 163 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 29mg10%
Sodium 151mg7%
Potassium 57mg2%
Carbohydrates 25g8%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 13g14%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 197IU4%
Calcium 21mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

 

a serving tray of sugar cookies with pink frosting and white sprinkles

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