Growing up, I loved eating sugar cookies. Especially
So, let’s chat about our favorite easy cookie recipes!
The only downside to making cookies growing up was how long they took to bake – they were labor intensive bundles of flavor and goodness. These days, I want the flavor, but I also don’t have a ton of time and energy to invest in that kind of payoff. So, I’ve found these amazing recipes. They still deliver on the taste, flavor, and memories – but with a whole lot less work!
As such, here are the most amazingly easy cookies that don’t take all day to bake.
- These sanded sugar cookies are easy – and can be adjusted for any holiday just by getting a new color of sanding sugar.
- Easy Sugar Cookies courtesy of All Recipes
- More easy sugar cookies via Cookies and Cups
- Easy Sugar Cookie Recipe (With Frosting!) from Sugar Spun Run
- Chewy Sugar Cookies from A latte Food
- This classic sugar cookie packs a ton of flavor – with very little prep time!
On the other hand, if you’re interested in the all-afternoon investment to get the flavor payload payoff, these classic recipes will be right up your alley.
Additionally, the royal icing on them can take several hours to set. Or, if you’ve got overnight to let the icing set, go for it. Either way, enjoy! And feel free to change up the shapes if you’d rather have a different design – or stick to the classic:
- Enjoy all of the flavors with Alton Brown’s sugar cookies
Spending a lot of time in the kitchen is my goal so that our kids learn to love baking too. Of course, their culinary skills aren’t on the same level as mine, mostly because they’re still developing their fine motor skills. So, they’ll pass me soon enough.
In the meantime, though, I like these easy, kid-friendly cookie recipes because they’re something my older kids can handle – with minimal help.
- This recipe is great for kids AND it only makes a few cookies, which means less potential for a
mess: small batch sugar cookies via Dessert for Two
- What’s not to love about PINK sugar cookies? Thanks to Living Life as Moms for the recipe!
- Kids won’t have to worry about circles with these frosted sugar cookie bars from Perfection Pending
- These emoji sugar cookies from Experimental Homesteader would be a blast to decorate with your kids!
Finally, if you’re looking for a specific way to celebrate, let’s make sure there’s a cookie for that.
Valentine’s Day Cookies
- Easy Valentine Cookies with Hugs & Kisses from The Mad Mommy
Christmas Sugar Cookies
- These sanded sugar cookies are perfect for Christmas!
- Super Easy Santa-themed Sugar Cookies via Perfection Pending
Sports Themed Cookies
- Got a big game coming up? Try these Football Sugar Cookies
- Want all of my recipes? There you go!
- Or do you really want chocolate chip cookie recipes instead?
- Hard to go wrong with Alton Brown’s sugar cookies
- Best Sugar Cookie Recipe EVER from In Katrina’s Kitchen