Simple Sugar Cookie Recipe

6 servings


10 minutes

active time

21 minutes

total time


4 tablespoons (2 ounces) unsalted butter, melted

1/3 cup (70 grams) granulated sugar, plus extra for rolling

1 large egg yolk, egg white reserved for another use

1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons (76 grams) all-purpose flour

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

1/8 teaspoon fine salt


Preheat the oven to 350, and line a small baking sheet with parchment paper (or use a silicone mat).

Stir together the melted butter, sugar, egg yolk, and vanilla extract. Stir very well to combine.

Next, sprinkle the flour, baking soda and salt evenly over the dough, and stir just to combine.

Press the dough flat and evenly in the bowl, and then divide it in half by eye. You should get 3 cookies from each half.

Roll each dough ball in your hands, roll lightly extra granulated sugar, and then space evenly on the prepared baking sheet.

Bake for 10-11 minutes, until they spread, start to crackle and appear dry on top.

Let the cookies rest on the baking sheet for 2 minutes before moving them to a wire rack to cool completely.

After the cookies have cooled for 10 minutes, you can press a chocolate heart into the center of each cookie, if you like. Move the cookies to the fridge (so the hearts don't melt too much) to set for 30 minutes.

Bring to room temperature before serving.


Serving Size




Total Fat

14 g

Saturated Fat

7 g

Unsaturated Fat

7 g

Trans Fat

0 g


83 mg


170 mg

Total Carbohydrate

23 g

Dietary Fiber

1 g

Total Sugars

19 g


4 g

6 servings


10 minutes

active time

21 minutes

total time
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