Simple Sugar Cookies

I know that chocolate chip cookies tend to be the fan favorite, but I’ve always been especially fond of basic sugar cookies. Like the kind you can find in a grocery store bakery. They’re so simple and just full of that delicious butter and sugar flavor, and to me it doesn’t get much better than that.

This is a recipe that my mom came across about 5 years ago, and I had kind of forgotten about it over time. We had dinner plans with my parents about a week and a half ago, so I thought I’d surprise her by making them, and I fell back in love with them all over again. I’ve halved the original recipe here, but feel free to make the original size to get about 30 cookies. If you’re looking for a basic and delicious sugar cookie recipe, you can’t go wrong with this one!

Printable Recipe
Makes about 15 cookies

1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup butter
3/4 cup sugar, plus additional sugar for rolling
1 egg
1/2 tsp baking soda
pinch of salt

Beat together all ingredients until a soft dough forms.

Use a small ice cream scoop to form the dough into balls, and roll the balls in the extra sugar.

Place the balls on a lined baking sheet and bake at 375 for 10-12 minutes, or until golden brown.
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Place the cookies on a wire rack to cool, then enjoy!
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Recipe from The Salicylate Sensitivity Cookbook

What’s your favorite kind of cookie? Do you prefer sugar cookies over chocolate chip cookies too?

  • chelsea jacobs
    September 30, 2014

    I love the way the house smells when I make sugar cookies..nothing like it!

  • Laura @ Life with Lolo
    September 30, 2014

    Mmmmm I’m a sucker for sugar cookies too. My mom always makes home made ones that are to die for. I think her recipe is pretty similar to yours. Pretty soon I’ll be helping her roll and decorate some for Halloween!

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