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5-Ingredient Sugar Cookies

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5-Ingredient Sugar Cookies

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You'll never want to buy pre-packaged cookie dough again after you try these delicious and easy 5-Ingredient Sugar Cookies! The recipe is a Yummly original created by Sara Mellas.


  • 6 Tbsp. granulated sugar (for coating dough balls)
  • 3/4 cup salted butter (softened)
  • 1 1/8 cups granulated sugar (for cookie dough)
  • 1 large eggs
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
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    Calories350Calories from Fat140
    Total Fat15g23%
    Saturated Fat9g45%
    Trans Fat
    Calories from Fat140
    Total Carbohydrate52g17%
    Dietary Fiber<1g3%
    Vitamin A10%
    Vitamin C

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


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    Eden 3 months ago
    it was good, but I like to add a little vinilla
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    This recipe is excelent
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    Ruvimbo 10 months ago
    This turned out amazing! I added 1/2 teaspoon of Vanilla extract and it was very good, I Love the chewiness and the softness of the cookie. Definently making this again!
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    Alexis T a year ago
    They're good. Nothing amazing. Recommend adding a bit of vanilla extract. My fiancé likes them👍
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    Unbelievably tasty! I used raw cane sugar to roll the dough in. Not sure it made a difference. Nevertheless, the sugary “crust” was nearly as great as the cookie itself.
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    Lyla Hernandez 2 years ago
    i love how they tured out
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    Anosam 2 years ago
    Great recipe if you don’t have vanilla extract. I don’t have a mixer but I did a double boil situation (too impatient to wait for butter to soften). Added the egg when it cooled then switched from whisk to spatula for dry ingredients. Worked it like biscuit dough on a cutting board. Nice hearty sugar cookies....Yum!
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    Lough 2 years ago
    Very easy to make as you dont need to roll them out, and a good sugar cookie!! I did mash the cookie ball down and add more decorations before baking.The recipie says make a ball and bake- It needs to be mashed down to the thickness you like. Kids ate them all up!! Making more today!
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    Emily Avila 2 years ago
    just add vanilla to give then more flavor, im going to do that next time.
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    Meira 2 years ago
    I had to add a lot more flour
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    Hinkson 2 years ago
    A really simple and easy recipe that came out perfeclty!
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    Madison W 2 years ago
    They tasted like sweet biscuits and look puffy. They look nothing like the picture.
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    Nikola Smith 2 years ago
    Nothing special. They're certainly cookies.
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    Roberts 2 years ago
    Great! I added two drops of vanilla and coconut extract, I then spread a little peanut butter on top instead of frosting. Yum.
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    Abigail Russell 2 years ago
    great recipe. i added 1/4 tsp of vanilla extract and a 1/4 tsp of almond extract for more flavor. yummy and chewy.
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    kaye alyne 2 years ago
    Super good. Next time ill probably cook them a little longer then the time given.
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    Aiden Dougherty 2 years ago
    I only had one baking sheet so they came out as one big glob but after cutting them they tasted great. P.S. I added a touch of maple syrup instead of vanilla because I heard it tasted better that way.
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    Alexandre Chaveste 2 years ago
    It a good recipe, although, they’re bland. Vanilla extract wouldn’t be bad to add in the mix.
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    Adriana Macedo 2 years ago
    Great! The family loved them! Nice and soft. I had vanilla to give it more of flavor.
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    Tank 2 years ago
    Terrible flavor. Maybe a touch of Vanilla extract would help
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    Max Mandel 2 years ago
    This is a great recipe to make with kids it’s simple and the kids loved helping and rolling the dough.
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    Brandee Knierim 2 years ago
    Delicious I would 100% make again
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    Drysta Fleming 2 years ago
    it was ok but didn't have enough flavor and you should put frosting on it to make it better maybe 😉 so yee
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    Alena 2 years ago
    It’s a masterpiece and it is so quick to make!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Anthony 2 years ago
    Easy recipe. The first batch i made was more of a practice run.. 🤦‍♀️ But the second batch turned out to be pretty good! I added cinnamon to the sugar on top to give them a little more flavor, I'll probably experiment a little more with this recipe in the near future!
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    FlipFlops 3 years ago
    Delicious recipe! Very quick and easy. Definitely will make again! :)
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    Brooke Ballard 3 years ago
    Amazing would definitely make again!!!
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    Deshlin 3 years ago
    Great!! I will be keeping this recipe for future reference!
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    Belle 3 years ago
    Wow! Although the dough was difficult to work with - very crumbly - the cookies very light, buttery, and perfect amount of sugar! I would definitely make these again.
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    Tay Jay 3 years ago
    Yummy the sweetness is just right