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 30 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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107 COMMENTS

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Dana

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

    • Madhuram

      You’re very welcome, Dana.