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Small batch of sugar cookies

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Learn to make a small batch of sugar cookies recipe. This easy sugar cookie recipe requires no chilling. The cookies hold their shape and taste great.
Course Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Sugar Cookies
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 9 mins
Total Time 19 mins
Servings 8 Cookies
Calories 150
Author CakeWhiz


  • ¼ cup Butter Unsalted, Room temperature
  • cup Sugar Granulated
  • 1 Egg yolk From large egg
  • 1 tbsp Full fat sour cream OR greek yogurt OR cream cheese
  • ½ tbsp Vanilla extract
  • 1 cup All-purpose flour
  • tsp Salt
  • tsp Baking powder


  • Cream sugar and butter in a deep bowl.
  • Add egg yolk and vanilla extract. Mix until everything is well-blended.
  • Add sour cream and mix again. I think sour cream added some moisture to these cookies and prevented them from becoming very hard.
  • Add flour, baking powder and salt.
  • Mix everything. The batter will start to curdle and look odd. That’s perfectly normal… you haven’t done anything wrong.
  • When the curdling happens, it’s time to use your hands to start mixing until you form a ball of cookie dough!
  • Roll this dough between 2 sheets of wax paper or parchment paper.
  • Use a cookie cutter to cut out cookie shapes.
  • Bake these cookies on a cookie tray, lined with parchment paper at 350 degrees for 6 minutes. Then rotate your tray and bake for another 3 minutes. Your baking times may vary depending on the thickness of your cookies. Cookies are done when they are light golden brown along the edges. 
  • Allow the cookies to cool down completely before removing them from the parchment paper. Enjoy!



  • You are only using an egg yolk... NOT the whole egg!
  • To make Orange sugar cookies, replace vanilla extract with ½ tbsp orange extract or orange oil and also add ½ tbsp orange zest. You can add more or less zest depending on your preference.
  • To make Almond sugar cookies, add ¼ tsp vanilla extract and ½ tsp almond extract.
  • To make Spiced sugar cookies, add ½ tsp cinnamon powder and ¼ tsp nutmeg powder.


Calories: 150kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 35mg | Sodium: 45mg | Potassium: 32mg | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 205IU | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 0.8mg