Quick, Easy and delicious sugar cookies made with just 3 ingredients – butter, flour and sugar! Can’t get easier than that!!
Just a Few Ingredients!
We love sugar cookies – and we love when yummy recipes only require a few ingredients.
Put those two together and we ESPECIALLY love yummy cookies that take just a few pantry staples, and today’s recipe is just that. Delicious, butter-y cookies that call for just butter, sugar and flour. We decided to add some almond extract because it’s our favorite, and for the kids – some sprinkles.
The result was amazing! The cookies were crunchy on the outside, soft on the inside and a hit with the whole family!
How to Make 3 Ingredient Sugar Cookies
Like I said – SO EASY to make! Begin by preheating the oven to 325.
In a medium bowl, mix together the butter and sugar until combined. Then, you’ll add the flour and almond (if you want to) and mix well.
At this point, you’ll most likely need to get in there with your hands and mix until a dough forms. Roll into 1 – 1.5 inch balls and place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
Dip the bottom of a cup into sugar and then press the balls down. If adding sprinkles, add now and lightly push into the top. Bake for 14-16 minutes or until golden on the bottom.
Let set for at least 10-15 minutes before eating.
Can you make them without butter? If you don’t have butter you can try to use canola oil. This will get the “fat” that you need in the recipe, but you may need to experiment with using more flour because the substance from the butter is not there.
Can you make these for cut out cookies? Unfortunately you can’t use this recipe for cut out cookies. It doesn’t bind super well since it doesn’t have eggs so you risk the cookies falling apart when you try to use a cookie cutter. They may also burn and turn crispy too quick.
How to decorate: They would be delicious to cover in lots of frosting! Other than that you can press some sprinkles onto the cookies before baking them for some sort of decoration.
How to store cookies? Store sugar cookies in an airtight container on the counter. They should last 3-5 days. If you are worried about them drying out then you should store them with a piece of bread. Then the bread will become stale instead of the sugar cookies.
To Frost or Not to Frost?
We loved these cookies as is!
Having said that – we know that frosting just makes cookies better sometimes. If you want to add frosting, we suggest using our favorite sugar cookie frosting recipe, which is a combination of:
- softened butter
- powdered sugar
- almond extract
So good!! You could also make a glaze, which is typically made with powdered sugar, milk and vanilla.
For more easy cookies, check out:
3 Ingredient Sugar Cookie Recipe
- Preheat oven to 325.
- Mix butter and sugar in a medium bowl until combined.
- Add flour and almond (if adding) and mix well. You will need to use your hands to make sure it gets combined to form a dough.
- Roll into 1 - 1.5 inch balls and place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
- Dip the bottom of a cup into sugar and then press the balls down. If adding sprinkles, add now and lightly push into the top.
- Bake for 14-16 minutes or until golden on the bottom. Let set for at least 10-15 minutes before eating.