Easiest Ever 3 Ingredient Sugar Cookies

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easiest ever 3 ingredient sugar cookies recipe


Have you tried the easiest ever 3 ingredient sugar cookies yet ? Sugar cookies are definitely the most popular cookie around the holidays and well, year round for sure.   You can dress em’ up with icing or sprinkles, cut them into shapes, and so much more.  There are some staples I keep in my home at all times and these three ingredients are always on hand for a hundred different reasons.  I discovered 3 ingredient sugar cookies quite a few years back and well, this easiest ever recipe and only 3 ingredients makes them almost dangerous.

Easiest Ever 3 Ingredient Sugar Cookies

Now if you have a party to bring a dessert to, a shower to prepare for, last minute gifts, school bake sales or even old faithful, the sweet tooth, you’re ready to go with little prep and a short list of ingredients.  I’m placing money that most of you have these ingredients right in your home ready for you.

Let’s get baked!  ummm, let’s get baking.

Easiest Ever 3 Ingredient Sugar Cookies

  • 1 0 tbsp butter (softened)
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp sugar (set aside)
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  1. pre-heat oven to 350 degrees

  2. mix soften butter and sugar well.

  3. add in 1/4 cup of flour and mix well, continue 1/4 cup at a time until all mixed in.

  4. for 1″ shaped balls place on cookie sheet approx 1 1/2″ apart, press with back of spoon, 

  5. bake 350 degrees 8-10 minutes.

  6. remove from oven, while cooling, sprinkle remaining (from the 1tbsp) sugar on top of cookies. 

  7. let cool, place in airtight container.  can be frozen for a month or so if sealed well. 


Got an urge to bake and try a whole lotta cookies?  Try hosting a cookie swap.  They’re not just for holidays anymore.  If you’ve got kids, this is a great way to have a yummy variety of snacks on hand.  Growing up, my mom always hosted these and wowza.  Seriously, she still bakes up so many cookies every year.  Fortunatley she’s shared her recipes… just not her talent haha.  I have to pick from the easiest recipes to fake my skills.  This is for sure the easiest ever 3 ingredient sugar cookies recipe I’ve tried yet.  I also have to admit, the Best I’ve ever had too!   ps.. oh my, make the best icecream sandwiches as well… just sayin’.


best ever three ingredient sugar cookies



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