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One Simple Cookie Dough

Sugar Cookie Dough

This simple sugar cookie dough is really easy to make, and it's SO versatile! Check out the recipe below, then keep scrolling for 5 tasty ways to use it. And happy baking!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 321 kcal
Author: Jillee


  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour


  1. Start by creaming the butter and sugar together for 3 minutes, or until smooth.
  2. Add the vanilla extract, almond extract, and one egg to bowl and stir/mix to incorporate.
  3. In a separate bowl, stir together the flour and baking powder. Then add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients a little bit at a time. This is a stiff dough, so you might have to move it to your countertop and to knead it to ensure all the flour gets mixed in.
  4. Unlike many other doughs, it isn’t necessary to chill this one before using it. But if you do want to keep the dough in your fridge for a couple of days, just let it warm up on your countertop for about 10 minutes before working with it.
  5. Now that you know how to make the dough, let's explore what you can make with it! (Caution: delicious desserts ahead!)
Nutrition Facts
Sugar Cookie Dough
Amount Per Serving
Calories 321 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Fat 16g25%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Cholesterol 54mg18%
Sodium 8mg0%
Potassium 127mg4%
Carbohydrates 41g14%
Sugar 16g18%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 490IU10%
Calcium 47mg5%
Iron 1.6mg9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.