Poofy Cheeks: Quick No-Refrigerate Soft Sugar Cookies

February 12, 2014

Quick No-Refrigerate Soft Sugar Cookies

If you are craving a super soft sugar cookie I am sharing my favorite recipe today. This sugar cookie dough whips up in about ten minutes and they make the perfect treat when you don’t want to spend time waiting for dough to refrigerate or rolling it out and cutting shapes. Unless we are doing Christmas shaped cookies this is my go-to recipe!

Super Soft Sugar Cookies - Quick and Yummy

Since both of my boys needed a treat to take to their class for Valentine’s Day and I was slacking I decided to make a few batches of these and sprinkle some festive sprinkles on top!

Super Soft Sugar Cookies - Quick and Yummy


  • 1 cup (2 sticks) of butter – softened
  • 1 1/2 cups of sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 – 2 1/4 cups of flour
  • more sugar to roll cookies in
  • sprinkles (optional)
  • **parchment paper


Preheat oven to 350 degrees – yields 2-3 dozen cookies

  • In a large bowl cream together butter and sugar.
  • Add in egg and mix until incorporated.
  • Stir in baking powder, salt, vanilla and 2 cups of flour. The mixture will seem to be very dry at first – you may need to use your hand to really mix it in and if it is too sticky add another 1/4 cup of flour.
  • Roll dough into one inch circles, roll into sugar and place on parchment paper lined cookie sheet.
  • If you would like to add sprinkles to your cookies press them down into a cup of sprinkles so just the tops will have them.
  • Gently pat the cookies down and bake for 9 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and let them set on the cookie sheet for one minute before placing them on a wire rack to cool completely.

Super Soft Sugar Cookies - Quick and Yummy

The first time I gave these cookies to my husband he said they were really good but he knew they weren’t homemade. I was shocked – since when had I ever served him a cookie that wasn’t homemade!? (Okay, okay, so there was that time I made cookies using a cake mix but STILL!)

Super Soft Sugar Cookies - Quick and Yummy


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  1. These look delicious! I love sugar cookies and have tried a gazillion recipes. Would love to try these too. I don't much like rolling them out, so these are more my style. Pinning!

  2. These look good and as a very impatient person (especially when it comes to wanting to eat treats) I love the no refrigeration part :) Off to pin!

  3. Just tried to make these. I've added an extra 1/2 cup of flour and they're still too sticky to handle... super disappointed.


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