Quick & Easy Sugar Cookies

This sugar cookie recipe is such an easy one, that it would make a nice project for family night. You could make up several batches – some for you, and some to share with your neighbors. How easy you say? You simply pour all ingredients into a bowl – then mix, drop, and bake!

2 eggs
2/3C oil
2t vanilla
3/4C sugar
2C flour
2t baking powder
1/2t salt

Mix ingredients in order (1 at a time) in a large bowl. Then drop onto greased cookie sheets. Dip fork into sugar & press cookies into desired shape. Bake @ 375 degrees until golden.

* For a nice change you could: add food coloring – mold into shapes – add colored sprinkles, choc. chips, cinnamon – or have kids flatten dough with hands & use cookie cutters.

Sugar cookies are one of my favorites, and this easy recipe makes it that much more fun to enjoy 🙂


28 thoughts on “Quick & Easy Sugar Cookies”

  1. Thank you soooo much for this easy sugar cookie recipe!
    I had to have something fast for my Sunday School class this morning. I will pass this recipe on to my friends and other mothers.

  2. Hi!
    I run a Family Child Care in Mesa and been looking for a EASY recipe for my Children I care for and I found it! It was easy to have children mix and drop the cookies. I love the option to drop or smash and use cookie cutters! We have been looking at the Letter C.They got to make a whole sheet to take home, they ate one after frosting and sprinkling.
    Thank YOU!!

  3. I don’t know what the other people did, but I made these cookies and the dough was a big mess. Even so, I went ahead and dropped the cookies on a greased cookie sheet. They did bake fast, but the cookie was very bland. There was no milk in this cookie.I don’t know if this was an error or not.I would not recomment this receipe

  4. Dear Julia –

    Thank you for your email. I’m sorry that your cookies did not turn out as expected. I think that happens to all of us sometimes. I had my daughter make our family a batch of these cookies tonight – just to see how they would turn out (having her make them). I asked he to put a little extra vanilla in the mix – as that’s our family preference. She mixed the dough in our mixer, dropped the cookies on the sheet, and they cooked. They turned out very nice, and we all loved them.

    Perhaps you were trying to roll the cookies out? If that was the case, this recipe is meant to be dropped – not rolled (thus the “easy” part of the recipe).

    Perhaps you might try it again & see if this makes a difference?

    Thanks for taking the time to write in & I hope I’ve helped a bit.

    Have a great day! (lots of snow here in Upstate, NY today!)

    • The “t” is for teaspoon.

      Usually if there is a capital “T” is means tablespoon – a lower case “t” means teaspoon.

      Thank you for bringing this question up. I’ll try to remember the confusion it can cause, and change the way I write future recipes!

      Have a great day!

  5. Thank you so much! I was in a bind and needed to get another cookie baked, and I didn’t have a few hours to wait. I will surely put this at the top of my recipe pile!

  6. Thanks for the easy recipe. I was looking for something that did not call for butter (as I was out ) and the 3rd of the month is a long way off and being broke this early in the month is bad. I have my grandson for the weekend and he is not able to understand that Grandma does not always have to give what he wants. I made the cookies and added some pieces of a candy bar, and he thought that it was wonderful to help me make Magic cookies. This is what he called them cause they are made from things we did not have to buy and it is magic to pull the items out of the cupboard and refrigerator when he knew there was nothing there. You are great.

  7. Hi! I tried this recipe and the cookies were delicious! I had some friends over and all of them were like “What is in these cookies?”, “How did you make them?”,and one actually said that she wants me to make 143 cookies for her church! I give this recipe 10/10 stars. I love them and I will share the recipe with ALL of my friends!!!

  8. I just put my cookie batch in the oven, and i must say that they were quite easy to put together. The batter tasted really good, so I’m very excited when they’ll be done becuase I can tell they’ll be delicious.

  9. I love this recipe! I used ORGANIC sugar and I left out the vanilla (i didn’t have any) and they still came out Great!
    They weren’t soft or really hard but they were GREAT! Thanks soooo much for this recipe! I was looking everywhere for a good recipe!

  10. Great Recipe!! Took me forever to find one like this! They are kind-of addicting!!! 🙂 🙂

    I use ORGANIC Sugar for these. Still good, though they weren’t soft or super hard.
    I put little pieces of chocolate on them, WONDERFUL! The chocolate melts on fast and when the cookie cools so does the chocolate. But when you eat them a day or two after and you bite, the chocolate is still soft and hard so you can bite easily!

  11. I loved this recipe.. My children both have food allergies and this recipe happens to work great for my family. Thank you for sharing! I used red and green food coloring and just dropped the dough on a greased cookie sheet and baked for 8 minutes, came out perfect.

  12. i just put some in the oven…. the batter was REALLY wonderful!! I can’t wait until getting those cookies out and eating up!! thank you for this great recipe! from, lisa

  13. I honestly have about 6 cookie recipe books, and this is by far the best recipe I’ve come across for simple sugar cookies!! They turned out perfect.. I made them with various sprinkle colors for my friend’s birthday. Thanks so much for sharing!

  14. I loved this quick and easy recipe. They turned out so good. One thing I noticed were reviews saying the cookies were too bland. So I added just a touch of cinnamon, and also dipped my fork in cinnamon and sugar mixed. It added just enough to make it even better! Thanks for the great recipe. I can’t wait to make these at Christmas and have fun decorating!

  15. This was a really fun recipe for me to make with my 5 yr old daughter and 18 mo old son. She helped me with the dough and they both smashed/ shaped and decorated. My dough was VERY oily, not sure if this was my mistake or not but I’ll see as I am making them again today. I added 1t of almond flavor and they were really yummy and moist, too. Highly recommend for those who have little ‘helpers’ in the kitchen.


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