by Katherine Walton on May 23, 2022
After many trials, testing and adjusting my sugar cookies recipe, the final product is finally here! This recipe is very simple and it is easy to make. You only need five basic ingredients to make these delicious and versatile cookies. One of the best features of this recipe is that there is no need to chill or refrigerate the dough before rolling it out to cut out your cookies. You can make the recipe and bake your cookies straight away! I hope you enjoy making these cookies and be sure to check the “Notes” section at the end of the page for important information and tips.
Continue to read on and watch my full Step by Step “How to make delicious sugar cookies | Simple recipe, only 5 ingredients & perfect for decorating!” video tutorial below and read along with the full written recipe below.
How are the ingredients measured in this recipe?
In this recipe and in all of my recipes I provide all ingredients in grams and in mL (millilitres) where applicable. I also provide the ingredient quantities in METRIC cup measurements. However, be aware that cup measurements and spoon measurements vary in different countries. Therefore, I highly recommended the use of kitchen scales where applicable to measure the ingredients to achieve exactly what the recipe intends. Some recipes, such as this cookie recipe require exact quantities to achieve the optimal result.
What does room temperature mean?
In some of my recipes I will indicate if an ingredient needs to be at room temperature. In these instances the ingredients will have come from the fridge to a room temperature of ideally 20 – 22 degrees Celsius (68 – 71.6 Fahrenheit). As a guide leave the ingredients from the fridge out for about an hour before using in them your recipe. In this cookie recipe, leave the butter and eggs out of the fridge for about 1 hour. You can chop the butter into small cubes to speed up the process.
What are “Jumbo” eggs? Can I use other sizes?
Jumbo eggs (a pack of 12 eggs 800 grams) are the largest sizes available in Australian supermarkets. One jumbo egg weighs approximately 60 grams. In this recipe you will need approximately 120 grams of whole eggs. I have given the measurement in grams as well in case you do not have access to Jumbo sized eggs, and can therefore work out how many eggs you will need if you can only access eggs in other sizes.
What is the shelf-life of these cookies and how should I store them?
These cookies will stay fresh for up to 5 days in an airtight container after baking. The cookie dough should be stored wrapped or in an airtight container in the fridge and baked within 7 days.
Watch the full step by step video provided with this recipe for visual instructions. If you have any questions leave me a comment and I’ll be more than happy to guide you through.