3-Ingredient Sugar Cookies

Updated on December 30, 2017

I love sugar cookies, so I wanted to find a recipe with just three ingredients. And this recipe is what I found. It is quick to make. Most people have these ingredients in their home so you don't have to go out and buy it. I made these cookies for my niece and nephew, and they loved them.

3.7 stars from 23 ratings of 3 Ingredient Sugar Cookies

Cook Time

Cook time: 15 min
Ready in: 15 min
Yields: 15 cookies


  • 1 stick plus 2 TBSP Butter
  • 1/3 cup Sugar
  • 1 cup Flour


  1. In a bowl, whip sugar and butter with a spoon or an electric mixer until it is fluffy. Add the flour. Mix them together. On a cookie sheet, drop dough by the teaspoon with 1inch apart. Flatten the cookies if you are going to decorate them. Make sure to preheat oven to 325 degrees. Bake cookies for about 15 minutes or until a little brown.

Questions & Answers

  • Should I use unsalted or salted butter to make sugar cookies?

    You could try either one. I use regular butter.

  • Should I use powder or granulated sugar for 3-ingredient sugar cookies?

    You should use granulated sugar.

  • Should I use self-rising or plain flour for this sugar cookie recipe?

    You should use plain flour.


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    • Lisa Jane39 profile imageAUTHOR

      Lisa Jane 

      8 months ago from Washington

      I am sorry that it didn't come out right. Did you flatten the cookies and leave some space.

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      Emily Greenwood 

      8 months ago

      Did these exactly by the recipe and they spread out across the pan and made a very oily sheet cookie that was nasty. Not sure what I did wrong.

    • Lisa Jane39 profile imageAUTHOR

      Lisa Jane 

      10 months ago from Washington

      What names are you talking about?

    • Lisa Jane39 profile imageAUTHOR

      Lisa Jane 

      11 months ago from Washington

      I am glad that it turned out good.

    • Lisa Jane39 profile imageAUTHOR

      Lisa Jane 

      11 months ago from Washington

      That's great.

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      11 months ago

      it works a lot it turned out really good

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      Lisa Jane 

      13 months ago from Washington

      Sounds good.

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      13 months ago

      I rolled them into little balls and sprinkled with icing sugar and sprinkles when they were hot. They turned out really well as my spooned ones were kind of wonky :P

    • Lisa Jane39 profile imageAUTHOR

      Lisa Jane 

      14 months ago from Washington

      No, I haven't but I will have to try it.

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      14 months ago from the short journey

      Simple is good! Have you tried this recipe with coconut oil as a replacement for butter?


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