You haven’t lived until you’ve tried this sugar cookie recipe! It’s only 5 ingredients, and the most amazing melt-in-your-mouth cookie. Give it a try this season!

Looking for a great sugar cookie recipe? I’ve got the best one ever.

Everyone loves making cookies around the holidays, and sugar cookies are always a good choice. You can cut them out in fun shapes, and add sprinkles, frosting and other fun decorations. But, of course, you need a great sugar cookie recipe!

Here’s how I found this amazing recipe. I’ve never been much of a sugar cookie person, but about five years ago I met a girl named Jana when we lived in Huntington Beach, California. She made the best sugar cookies, and would bring them to any and every baby shower, birthday party, or holiday get together, intricately decorated!  You have to check out  her instagram, @janalaurene.

I’ve tried tons of sugar cookie recipes over the years, and nothing compares to these cookies. They’re just the right amount of buttery, not too sweet, soft and thick, and melt in your mouth, and today she has generously let me share the recipe with you!

Get these ingredients shipped right to your house with Walmart+!

Even better, they’re 5 simple ingredients that you can get delivered right to your house with Walmart+, so you can spend more time baking and less time shopping.

I’ve been doing Walmart grocery pickup for the last few years, and I love that it saves me time wandering through the grocery aisles, but now with Walmart+, you pay a one time annual fee (or you can pay monthly, but the annual fee saves you $57, so…obvious choice) and they deliver your groceries straight to your house. I signed up immediately, cause hello, busy, working mom’s dream come true.

Some other awesome perks of Walmart+

I’m insanely impressed by Walmart+, and here are some of the awesome perks (some of these benefits are dependent on your location):

  • Free shipping from Walmart.com, with no order minimum. It used to be a minimum order of $35, but now there’s no minimum!
  • Free grocery delivery to your house, as fast as same day — hello, order those eggs and that butter so you can start making these sugar cookies!
  • Fuel benefits at Walmart & Murphy stations (and Sam’s Club member prices at their gas stations)
  • Mobile Scan and Go on the Walmart App — if you do go to the store, you can scan everything through the app as you shop so you spend way less time at the register and you get contact-less checkout.

You can try it out with their 15-day free trial right here!

And once you’ve signed up, order yourself some groceries so you can get your sugar cookie baking on this week. The recipe for these amazing sugar cookies is below!

The trick I use to make store-bought frosting amazing

Jana always makes royal icing to decorate her sugar cookies, and that’s what allows her to make hers so intricate. But when I make sugar cookies with my kids, I buy store-bought frosting, but I’ve got a little trick to make store bought frosting amazing — add a little extract flavor!

We did peppermint extract with these ones to make them a little bit Christmas-y, but almond extract is also amazing. Just a few drops is all you need to turn store-bought frosting into something amazing.

And then, a few crushed candy canes on top adds a little crunch. So perfect.

The World’s Best Sugar Cookie Recipe: 5 ingredients

2 cup Butter softened (I use unsalted, but you can use salted if you’d like)
2 teaspoons vanilla
Instructions:
  • Cream Butter and Sugar.
  • Add vanilla and egg yolks (be sure not to over mix).
  • Add flour.
  • Separate the dough into two balls.  Put between two sheets of parchment paper and roll out to about 1/4 inch thick. (NOTE: the thickness of the dough is important – don’t roll thinner than 1/4″)
  • Put in fridge till dough becomes hard (about 30 min), then remove and cut out shapes.
  • When the dough has become soft again repeat until all the dough is gone.

IMPORTANT: cut and bake the cookies when the dough is straight from the fridge. This will allow them to hold their shape while they cook.

Bake the cookies at 350 for about 9-12 min.  Each oven is different, so watch them — mine are done at 9 mins.  Take them out before the edges start to brown, just when the center of the cookie has set. When cooled frost using royal icing (or store-bought frosting mixed with almond or peppermint extract, and topped with crushed candy canes, yum!)

Royal Icing

Recipe via the Wilton Meringue powder box
3 tablespoons Wilton Meringue Powder
4 Cups confectioners sugar
6 tablespoons warm water
I usually half this recipe, but it all depends on how much icing you are planning on making.  Also you might need to add more water to get the consistency you want.
The trick is to run a knife through the icing and count 10 seconds, if the frosting has flattened out by then it is perfect for frosting.  If it is too thin then it might run off the cookies and if it is too thick and keeps its shape for longer then it won’t smooth out.
It’s time to get your holiday baking on! Go sign up for Walmart+ and finish up your Christmas shopping AND grab the ingredients for these sugar cookies so you can enjoy more time at home and less time running through the store!
this post is sponsored by walmart

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The World’s Best Sugar Cookie Recipe (5 ingredients)

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this post is sponsored by Walmart. All opinions are my own.

 

You haven’t lived until you’ve tried this sugar cookie recipe! It’s only 5 ingredients, and the most amazing melt-in-your-mouth cookie. Give it a try this season!

 

Looking for a great sugar cookie recipe? I’ve got the best one ever.

Everyone loves making cookies around the holidays, and sugar cookies are always a good choice. You can cut them out in fun shapes, and add sprinkles, frosting and other fun decorations. But, of course, you need a great sugar cookie recipe!

Here’s how I found this amazing recipe. I’ve never been much of a sugar cookie person, but about five years ago I met a girl named Jana when we lived in Huntington Beach, California. She made the best sugar cookies, and would bring them to any and every baby shower, birthday party, or holiday get together, intricately decorated!  You have to check out  her instagram, @janalaurene.

I’ve tried tons of sugar cookie recipes over the years, and nothing compares to these cookies. They’re just the right amount of buttery, not too sweet, soft and thick, and melt in your mouth, and today she has generously let me share the recipe with you!

 

Get these ingredients shipped right to your house with Walmart+!

Even better, they’re 5 simple ingredients that you can get delivered right to your house with Walmart+, so you can spend more time baking and less time shopping.

I’ve been doing Walmart grocery pickup for the last few years, and I love that it saves me time wandering through the grocery aisles, but now with Walmart+, you pay a one time annual fee (or you can pay monthly, but the annual fee saves you $57 versus the monthly fee, so…obvious choice) and they deliver your groceries straight to your house with their free delivery from your store on orders $35+ (restrictions apply) benefit. I signed up immediately, cause hello, busy, working mom’s dream come true.

 

Some other awesome benefits of Walmart+

I’m insanely impressed by Walmart+, and here are some of the awesome benefits  (some of these benefits are dependent on your location):

  • Walmart+ free shipping, no order minimum. It used to be a minimum order of $35, but now there’s no minimum (excludes oversized/freight & Marketplace items)!
  • Free delivery from your store, as fast as same day — hello, order those eggs and that butter so you can start making these sugar cookies! $35 minimum, restrictions apply.
  • Member prices on fuel at Walmart & Murphy stations
  • Mobile scan & go on the Walmart App — if you do go to the store, you can scan everything through the app as you shop so you spend way less time at the register and you get contact-less checkout.

You can try it out with their 15-day free trial right here!

And once you’ve signed up, order yourself some groceries so you can get your sugar cookie baking on this week. The recipe for these amazing sugar cookies is below!

 

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The trick I use to make store-bought frosting amazing

Jana always makes royal icing to decorate her sugar cookies, and that’s what allows her to make hers so intricate. But when I make sugar cookies with my kids, I buy store-bought frosting, but I’ve got a little trick to make store bought frosting amazing — add a little extract flavor!

We did peppermint extract with these ones to make them a little bit Christmas-y, but almond extract is also amazing. Just a few drops is all you need to turn store-bought frosting into something amazing.

And then, a few crushed candy canes on top adds a little crunch. So perfect.

It’s time to get your holiday baking on! Go sign up for Walmart+ and finish up your Christmas shopping AND grab the ingredients for these sugar cookies so you can enjoy more time at home and less time running through the store!
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5-Ingredient Sugar Cookies

These are the most buttery-soft, melt-in-your-mouth sugar cookies. You'll never try another recipe after you try these!
Prep Time 1 hr
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 1 hr 12 mins
Servings 12 large cookies

Ingredients
  

Sugar Cookies

Royal Icing

Instructions
 

How to make the sugar cookies

  • Cream Butter and Sugar in a mixer
  • Add vanilla and egg yolks (be sure not to over mix).
  • Add flour and mix until fully combined.
  • Separate the dough into two balls.  Put between two sheets of parchment paper and roll out to about 1/4 inch thick. (NOTE: the thickness of the dough is important - don't roll thinner than 1/4")
  • Put in fridge till dough becomes hard (about 30 min), then remove and cut out shapes.
  • When the dough has become soft again repeat until all the dough is gone.

How to cook the sugar cookies

  • IMPORTANT: cut and bake the cookies when the dough is straight from the fridge. This will allow them to hold their shape while they cook.
  • Bake the cookies at 350 for about 9-12 min.  Each oven is different, so watch them -- mine are done at 9 mins.  Take them out before the edges start to brown, just when the center of the cookie has set.
  • When cooled frost using royal icing (or store-bought frosting mixed with almond or peppermint extract, and topped with crushed candy canes, yum!)

How to make the royal icing

  • I usually halve this recipe, but it all depends on how much icing you are planning on making.  Also you might need to add more water to get the consistency you want.
  • The trick is to run a knife through the icing and count 10 seconds, if the frosting has flattened out by then it is perfect for frosting.  If it is too thin then it might run off the cookies and if it is too thick and keeps its shape for longer then it won't smooth out.

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15 Comments

  1. Rachel says:

    What kind of flour do you use for this recipe (all-purpose, self-rising, etc)? Thanks! Can’t wait to try it out!

  2. Ashly Sorenson says:

    Thank you for sharing! I have been looking for a buttery sugar cookie. Cant wait to try them!

  3. Alisa says:

    If i need these for next friday for a cookie party my daughter is having, think i could make rhe dough tuesday?

  4. gr says:

    Finally! Perfect cookies, thank you!

  5. Allison says:

    What QUANTITY DOES this make?

  6. SHelbie says:

    Is this salted or uNsalted butter

  7. Kayla says:

    About how many does this make.

  8. Nicole says:

    These were the best sugar cookies. Everyone that tried them said wow these are so soft and so good. Thanks for the recipe.

  9. Jake says:

    good article site

  10. I don’t know what to say really what you share is so good and helpful to the community, I feel that it makes our community much more developed, thanks.

  11. Crystal Thompson says:

    Agreed – These are perfect! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  12. ShaNNon says:

    We made theSe yesterday and they were deemed some of the best ever eatEn. Tell your Friend thanks for sharing!

  13. Wuxiaworld says:

    Thank you for writing! It is easy to understand and detailed. I find it interesting, I hope you continue to have such good articles.

  14. Talar says:

    Is it really 2 cups of butter? 4 stiCKs?? Seems like so much!

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