Thursday, January 24, 2013

The Easiest Sugar Cookies (from scratch)

These little guys may not be the healthiest but they're definitely easy to make!  I substituted half of the butter for apple sauce but next time I'll try all apple sauce and whole wheat flour.

Easiest Sugar Cookies
adapted from

2 3/4 unbleached, organic flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup apple sauce, unsweetened
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon homemade vanilla extract

Frosting: Marshmallow Creme (optional)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). In a small bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, and baking powder. Set aside.

In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth.  Beat in egg and vanilla. Gradually blend in the dry ingredients. Roll rounded teaspoonfuls of dough into balls, and place onto ungreased cookie sheets.

Bake 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until golden. Let stand on cookie sheet two minutes before removing to cool on wire racks.

To be totally honest, I put all of the ingredients into 1 bowl and mixed thoroughly.  The cookies turned out great and I didn't have to dirty more dishes.  These cookies are delicious plain or with marshmallow creme.  I thought about adding unsweetened cocoa to the marshmallow creme...Maybe next time!


  1. Oh yum! I would love one of these cookies right now :) Thanks for sharing.


  2. I love easy recipes. This cookies are gorgeous!

  3. What a terrific recipe for sugar cookies. Looks delicious.

  4. I love sugar cookies. Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday and remember to come back again next week.

  5. Yum! I love frosted sugar cookies! So glad I found this at Foodie Friends Friday!

  6. oh how fun!! the cookies look delicious.

  7. Yummy! I love frosted sugar cookies. These remind me of the Lofthouse ones (but healthier).

    Thank you for sharing. So happy to have you link up at this week’s Harvest of Friends Weekend Blog Hop!

  8. these look delicious! thanks for sharing!

  9. So simple! I love it! So glad I found you on Foodie Friends Friday!


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