No-Chill Sugar Cookies
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2-1/2 cups (12 ounces) all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar, for rolling
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

  2. In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  3. In the bowl of a standing mixer, beat the butter and granulated sugar together until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes at medium speed. Or use a hand-held electric mixer on high. 

  4. Add in the egg and beat until well combined.
  5. Add in the vanilla extract and mix well.
  6. With the mixer running on the lowest speed, carefully add the flour mixture and stir just until it is incorporated, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed.
  7. Place the extra granulated sugar into a shallow bowl.
  8. Using a tablespoon scoop, form dough into 1 to 1-1/2 inch balls and then roll in the granulated sugar.

  9. Place on baking sheet, about 2" apart. Bake for 9 -11 minutes, or until cookies have started to crinkle and dough looks set.

  10. Cool cookies on the baking sheet for 5 minutes then remove to a wire rack to cool completely.
  11. Store cooled cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.


You can make a simple glaze mixing confectioners' sugar with a bit of water, until it reaches a spreadable consistency. Add food coloring as desired and top with your favorite sprinkles. 

Makes approximately 4 dozen cookies.