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Easy-to-Make Sugar Cookies With No Butter

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I love to bake and try out new recipes like this one. I love this recipe, and I think you will, too.

This yummy sugar cookie contains no butter!

This yummy sugar cookie contains no butter!

No-Butter Recipe

Have you ever gotten a cookie craving but were missing a few key ingredients? This happened to me. I'd run out of butter, so I went to Google and searched for a sugar cookie recipe that called for vegetable oil instead of butter. What popped up had a couple of more ingredients than I'd pictured, but luckily I did have everything on hand. I decided to give the recipe a try, and I loved it. What's amazing is that my husband loved it, too, and he is a picky eater. The cookies are soft in the middle and crispy on the edges. Perfect.

Cook Time

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8 min

8 min

about 24 cookies

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 2/3 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 cup flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Instructions

  1. Beat the eggs with a fork and then mix the remaining ingredients.
  2. Drop the batter by spoonfuls on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  3. Use a fork to flatten the cookies.
  4. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Bake for about 8 minutes or until the cookies are slightly brown around the edges.
  5. Place them on a cookie rack to cool.
The cookies are soft in the middle and crispy on the edges. Perfect.

The cookies are soft in the middle and crispy on the edges. Perfect.

Comments

Larry W Fish from Raleigh on June 12, 2018:

Very Interesting, Lisa Jane! I get those craving for a cookie often. Now I know what to do thanks to you.

Lisa Jane (author) from Maine on January 23, 2018:

I hope you like it as much as I do.

RTalloni on January 22, 2018:

Looking forward to trying this sometime. Could be interesting to experiment with using it as a base for a variety of desserts.

Lisa Jane (author) from Maine on November 30, 2017:

This is a great recipe to make especially if you don't have butter.

Catherine Giordano from Orlando Florida on November 30, 2017:

This sounds like a great recipe if you need to make cookies without butter. People who are on dairy-free diets might like this a lot. As for me, I like the flavor of butter.