Small Batch Sugar Cookies
Small Batch Sugar Cookies

Small Batch Sugar Cookies

Looking for an easy cut-out cookie? We got you. No chilling the dough and roll out once. Oh yeah, they're pretty and delicious, too. 

20 min
30 min


3/4 cup all-purpose flour

1/4 teaspoon baking powder

1/8 teaspoon salt

1/4 cup sugar

1 cold Half Stick (1/4 cup) Land O Lakes® Butter

1 large Land O Lakes® Egg (yolk only)

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

Sanding sugar, if desired

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 350°F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper; set aside.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in small bowl; set aside.

  3. STEP 3

    Place sugar and cold butter into bowl of heavy-duty stand mixer fitted with paddle attachment. Beat at medium speed until well combined. Add egg yolk and vanilla; beat until well mixed. Add flour mixture, beating at low speed until just combined.

  4. STEP 4

    Roll out dough on lightly floured surface to 8-inch square. Using fluted pastry cutter or a pizza cutter, trim uneven edges. Cut dough into 2-inch squares.

  5. STEP 5

    Place 1 inch apart on prepared cookie sheets. Sprinkle with sanding sugar, if desired.

  6. STEP 6

    Bake 8-10 minutes or until just beginning to brown around edges. Remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack; cool completely.


3Fat (mg)
20Cholesterol (mg)
50Sodium (mg)
8Carbohydrates (g)
0Dietary Fiber
1Protein (g)


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  December 07, 2017

I followed directions perfectly and there was overwhelmingly way too much flour. I couldn't make a dough out of the given recipe. Maybe a more experienced baker could've done something about how dry and flakey the "dough" was, but I could not.

— says Brittany
Test Kitchen Comment December 15, 2017

Hi Brittany, I’m sorry for your frustration with this recipe. When measuring flour, be sure to first stir it in the bag or canister with a large spoon to lighten it. Then lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup and level with a spatula or knife.  Be careful not to tap or shake the measuring cup when measuring.  Mix the dough just long enough to combine the dry ingredients; over-mixing will toughen the dough.

— says Mallory

Possibly cut the recommended flour in half or just use a 1/4 cup and add as needed.

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