The Easiest Sugar Cookies Recipe Ever!

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Eggless Sugar Cookies

Sugar cookies – it’s a Christmas baking staple. I have always wanted to bake eggless sugar cookies. It has been in my “to-bake” list for years now.

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Eggless Sugar Cookies Recipe

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The Easiest Sugar Cookies Recipe Ever!
4.9 from 39 reviews
Are you a baking novice and want to impress your family/friends with homemade cookies, which look fancy and tastes “out of this world” good!? This eggless sugar cookie recipe is your best bet.
Ingredients:
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • as needed, colored sugar
Procedure:
  1. In a large bowl cream together the butter and sugar, until light and fluffy. Beat in the vinegar and vanilla extract.
  2. In another bowl combine together the flour and baking soda. Incorporate this into the creamed sugar mixture and mix well.
  3. Scoop out a tablespoon of dough for each cookie, roll it into a ball and flatten into 1/4 inch thickness; sprinkle with colored sugar and place 2 inches apart (See My Notes)
  4. Bake in an oven preheated at 350F/180C, in a greased pan for 8 to 10 minutes or until the edges are lightly browned. Transfer the pan to a wire rack and let the cookies cool down for a 2-3 minutes before removing it from the pan. Store it in air-tight containers once it’s cooled completely.
My Notes:
  1. I felt the batter was a bit loose…not quite stiff. So decided to put it in the fridge for a while. Otherwise the cookies would spread too much. This was not mentioned in the original recipe but I did it because the dough consistency did not feel right. Initially I stored the dough in the fridge for a while (20 mins maybe) and then proceeded to roll it, flatten and sprinkled the sugar. By the time I started rolling and flattening felt that it was becoming sticky again. So put the cookie sheet in the fridge again for another 10 minutes for it to harden up a little. The cookies spread out perfectly and beautifully.
  2. I too was skeptical about vinegar in the recipe and was wondering how it will taste. When I tasted the dough, I did notice a hint of sourness, but couldn’t taste it at all in the cookies. So trust me, go ahead and bake these cookies.
Taste:
  1. Like many other readers I too had a doubt if it will turn out right and boy I was in for a big surprise! These egg free sugar cookies turned out absolutely gorgeous and delicious. Not too sweet, not too crispy or not too chewy…just the perfect texture. The only change I made was to use a little extra vanilla extract then mentioned in the original recipe, which really gave the cookies a very good flavor and aroma.
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Egg Free Sugar Cookies

A couple of months back when I was browsing my favorite recipe website I was excited to find a sugar cookie recipe without eggs. I bookmarked it dutifully to bake it a little ahead of the Winter Holidays to test bake and sort of completely forgot about it.

Then one day my kids insisted that they wanted to bake with me and I couldn’t find any fun recipe other than this eggless sugar cookie recipe. Once I told them the idea that they get to decorate it with colored sprinkles they were jumping in joy.

So here on-wards when it’s Christmastime and you don’t have to wonder how to make sugar cookies without eggs because here is your solution. Tried and taste tested by children as well as adults, a very easy to bake no egg sugar cookies.

Eggless Sugar Cookies

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  2. Kristen

    I was skeptical about how these would taste and look, but they were VERY tasty, good texture and looked great. Thank you a thousand times! for providing such a wonderful recipe to help my 6 year old great-granddaughter, who is extremely allergic to eggs, enjoy her favorite cookie again!

    • Madhuram

      You’re very welcome, Kristen.

  3. Lynsey West

    Thank you for this! Love finding egg free recipes that actually taste great for my egg-allergic kid.

    • Madhuram

      You’re welcome, Lynsey.

  4. Jen

    Can i leave out the vinegar for these cookies or will it not taste right?

    • Madhuram

      Vinegar is the egg substitute in the recipe which makes the cookies a bit lighter. I’m not sure how it will turn out without the vinegar.

  5. CookieMom

    How long did they stay fresh for? I want to make them for a class party, but I have never made eggless
    Cookies before so want to make sure they come out okay.

    • Madhuram

      Sorry, CookieMom. I’m unable to recollect that. I usually have some for us and give away the rest.

  6. Natasha

    My 9 year old wanted to help and ended up doing everything! Some things werent even measured exact (vanilla ended up being 2TBS) I had him add in 1/4 C peanut butter and 1/2 tsp baking soda. Let me just say, these cookies melt in your mouth literally! They do crumble a lot but the taste makes up for it. We also didn’t roll them but spoon dropped them and lightly sprinkled with sugar. Delicious! My son says hes the baker now.

    • Madhuram

      That’s wonderful, Natasha.

  7. Kristin

    Can this recipe be rolled and cut with cookie cutters, or is it too soft?

    • Madhuram

      I think it’s a bit soft. Don’t remember it exactly now.

  8. Ramy

    I made this, after keeping for more time in fridge too , cookies didn’t hold the shape. Flattened out straight and not at all looking as what i wanted. I have made only few from the dough to test it out. Is there any other way to fix this?

    • Madhuram

      That’s surprising! I haven’t had any issues with this recipe. Try adding some more flour.

  9. Celery

    Can I bake it with almond flour

    • Madhuram

      I’m not sure how it will turn out, Celery. Being a cookie recipe and it doesn’t have to rise as much as cakes/muffins, I think it should be fine though.

  10. Christiba

    i loved it sooooooooooo so much i even gave some to my neighbor. i was running out of eggs. It tasted amazing. it crumbled a little but it was fine.

    • Madhuram

      Thanks, Christiba.

  11. Candy

    Thanks so much for posting this recipe. It turned out awesome. We have an egg allergy always looking for a great egg free recipe.

    • Madhuram

      You’re very welcome, Candy.

  12. Barb

    Made this for the crust of a fruit pizza since I have a girl allergic to eggs in my class room. It was a hit!!

    • Madhuram

      Thanks, Barb. That’s an awesome idea. I can’t wait to try it.

  13. Karen Benjamin

    My Grandson is highly allergic to eggs so this recipe is a real hit and something kids can make easily with you. Thank you.

    • Madhuram

      You’re welcome, Karen.

  14. Janice Compton

    I did not get the vinegar taste in mine at all.

    • Madhuram

      That’s great to know, Janice.

  15. Cherokee

    I have to be honest I was skeptical lol. But I made them anyway and wow! These are AMAZING! Thank you for this recipe.

    • Madhuram

      You’re very welcome, Cherokee.

  16. Sara

    I was going to make these for my daughters class using the GF recipe so I can use heart shape cookie cutters for her valentine’s party. My question is can I use vinegar instead of the egg replacer. Thanks

    • Madhuram

      I think it should work, Sara. I’m unable to tell without trying it myself.

  17. Julie Hogan

    These were absolutely the tastiest cookies I have ever made. I made them for Christmas, as my son has dairy and egg allergies and honestly they were so delicious I couldn’t stop eating them. I will definitely make them again for myself, and I don’t have allergies!! I also added the extra bit of vanilla. Best recipe I have found!!!

    • Madhuram

      Thank you very much, Julie. You made my day with your lovely comment.

  18. Dana

    Amazing!! These are amazing! Finally a recipe my daughter can make, decorate, and enjoy eating!! THANK YOU! 🙂

    • Madhuram

      You’re very welcome, Dana.