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slice and bake sugar cookies, stacked with sprinkles
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Slice and Bake Sugar Cookies

Perfectly soft and chewy sugar cookies without the hassle of chilling and rolling out dough. Just slice and bake to absolute sugar cookie perfection. 
Course Dessert
Keyword sugar cookie recipes, sugar cookies
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 24 cookies
Calories 107kcal
Author Karli Bitner


  • 1 cup butter room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 3 cups flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 batch Sugar Cookie Frosting if desired


  • Preheat oven to 350°.
  • Cream together the butter and sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer for a full 3 minutes.
  • Scrape sides and add in vanilla and egg. Mix until combined.
  • Add flour and baking powder to the bowl. Mix slowly at first gradually getting faster until the dough comes together. The texture should be like Playdoh. Add a little flour or water if needed to get it to a soft, pliable consistency.
  • Turn out onto a floured surface. Gather the dough and create a long log. (The cookies will not rise while baking, they will not get thinner while baking. Make the log the log the thickness you'd like of your final cookie.)
  • Use a sharp knife and cut 1/4"-1/2 " thick slices (depending on how large the final cookie will be). Arrange on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  • Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until the centers are puffy and no longer glossy. Pull the cookies out of the oven BEFORE they start turning brown. If they turn brown, the cookie will be dry and 'crackery' instead of soft and chewy.
  • Frost with Sugar Cookie Frosting, if desired and Enjoy!


Calories: 107kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 47mg | Potassium: 42mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 165IU | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 0.5mg