This Sugar Cookie Recipe Only Requires 3 Ingredients 

BY KRISTEN GARRIDO

These simple sugar cookies are perfect for any occasion and can be easily customized, though they're delicious all on their own. Here's a step-by-step guide.

1 Cup Of Softened Unsalted Butter

Butter provides flavor, richness, and moisture to the cookies. It also contributes to the texture, helping the cookies to spread properly while baking.

1 Cup Of Granulated Sugar

Granulated sugar sweetens the cookies and contributes to their texture. It also helps to create a crisp exterior.

2 Cups Of All-Purpose Flour

Flour provides structure and stability to the cookie dough. It absorbs moisture and helps bind the other ingredients together.

Preheat Oven

Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or lightly grease it to prevent sticking.

Mix Butter And Sugar

In a large mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy. You can use a hand mixer or a stand mixer for this step.

Add Flour

Gradually add the all-purpose flour to the butter and sugar mixture. Mix until well combined and a dough forms. The dough should be soft and slightly sticky but manageable.

Form Dough Balls

Take small portions of the dough and roll them into balls, about 1 inch (2.5 cm) in diameter. You can also use a cookie scoop for more evenly sized cookies.

Place Dough On Sheet

Place the dough balls onto the prepared baking sheet, spacing them a couple of inches apart so they don't merge during backing process.

Flatten Dough Balls

Using the bottom of a glass or the palm of your hand, gently flatten each dough ball to about 1/4 inch (0.6 cm) thickness.

Bake

Place the baking sheet in the preheated oven and bake the cookies for 10-12 minutes, or until the edges are lightly golden brown.

Cool

Once baked, remove the cookies from the oven and let them cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes. Then transfer them to a wire rack to cool completely.

Enjoy

Once cooled, your 3-ingredient sugar cookies are ready to enjoy! Serve them with a glass of milk or package them up for gifting.

Use this recipe to curb your sweet tooth in no time with just three ingredients.