Sugar cookies are one of the most beloved types of cookies on the planet. They’re soft on the inside, crispy on the outside, and deliciously buttery through and through. However, they aren’t always the easiest cookie to pull together. Most sugar cookies call for seven to ten ingredients (and sometimes more), hours in the fridge cooling, and even longer to bake. When you’re in need of a cookie fix fast, you don’t have time for all of that prep work. That’s when 3 ingredient sugar cookies come in handy. Here are nine delicious 3 ingredient sugar cookies to add to your recipe collection for when you need a delicious batch of cookies fast.
How to Make 3 Ingredient Sugar Cookies
Most 3 ingredient sugar cookie recipes are made with varying amounts of sugar, flour, and butter. Some recipes call for you to cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. Others skip this step and combine all the ingredients at once. There also are quite a few 3 ingredient recipes that use box cake mix in place of the flour. This results in a bit more leavened cookie as cake mix contains baking powder to help the cookie rise. You can also find many 3 ingredient sugar cookie recipes that go completely off the beaten path and use aquafaba, gluten-free flour, vanilla protein powder, or bananas.
Whatever type of 3 ingredient sugar cookie you end up choosing, the toppings are the best part of any sugar cookie. Though the toppings technically push the ingredient limit over three, they’re so much fun they don’t even count. Dip your sugar cookie in colored sugar, nonpareils, sprinkles, raw sugar, or crushed candy. Or, top them with icing. If you’re creative, you can create beautiful designs on your cookies with different colors of royal icing. Another option is to replace the topping with something a bit healthier, such as Greek yogurt.
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Top 9 3 Ingredient Sugar Cookies
If you’re looking to whip up a quick batch of sugar cookies, look no further. We’ve gathered up nine delicious sugar cookies that you’re sure to love.
These cookies are made with just three ingredients: butter, flour, and sugar. Plus, they’re super easy to make in just three steps – and in under thirty minutes.
This sugar cookie recipe is slated as the “best” but that’s only for you to determine. They’re made with salted butter, Dixie Crystals sugar (which is a raw, pure cane sugar), and an all-purpose flour.
Sweet, buttery, and delicious, these sugar cookies have it all. Plus, they couldn’t be easier to make and only require butter, flour, and butter. The colored sugar is completely optional, but it adds a whole lot of fun.
This recipe creams the sugar and butter, until the mixture is light and fluffy. The result is a cookie that’s just the right amount of light and fluffy with a crisp around the edges that makes it impossible to eat just one.
Using one box of any cake mix, vegetable oil, and eggs, these sugar cookies offer a completely different take on the typical three ingredient recipe. The result is a chewy, decadent, and delicious cookie that’s great plain or topped with colored sugar.
To make these cookies vegan, you’ll need aquafaba, the “juice” that comes in a can of garbanzo beans. This, when combined with gluten-free baking flour and granulated sugar, creates the perfect delectable vegan and gluten-free cookie.
This recipe substitutes white sugar with the deep caramel flavor of brown sugar, along with salted butter and all-purpose flour. The result is a sugar cookie with a hint of molasses sweetness.
Easy to make with an irresistibly rich buttery flavor, these cookies are made with butter, white granulated sugar, and cake flour. They’re cooked to perfection until just lightly browned around the edges.
Made with vanilla protein powder, oat flour, and mashed banana, these three ingredient sugar cookies are vegan and gluten-free. They’re delicious when plain or topped with Greek yogurt or coconut cream.
These 3 ingredient sugar cookies are sure to help you out in a pinch. Not only are they quick and easy to make, but they’re also super delicious.