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.


Eggless Sugar Cookies Recipe

Prep TimeCook TimeMakes
30 Mins10 Mins20 Cookies
The Easiest Sugar Cookies Recipe Ever!
4.8 from 48 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.
  • 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
  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.
  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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  1. Dawn Emerson

    Made this over the weekend. Stellar and is now my new fav! Thanks for sharing. I tried the first batch with a “one time chill”, the second batch with the two time chill and they were both excellent.

    • Madhuram

      You’re very welcome, Dawn.

  2. MJ

    Pretty good

    • Madhuram

      Thanks, MJ.

  3. Phoenix

    There’s no liquid stated in the ingredients…the mix was too dry to form anything.

    • Madhuram

      The butter should be soft and when it’s creamed with sugar it gets moist enough to hold the ingredients together.

  4. Jim Lewis

    Really surprised the cookies are really good tasting, just a little dry but very tasty. Thank you so much will make my granddaughter very happy.

    • Madhuram

      You’re very welcome, Jim.

  5. Rcherry

    I made these. I substituted Lactose Free Milk for the vinegar. Came out perfect. The only other change I made was using 2 teaspoons of dough when I made each cookie. I found that 2 teaspoons of dough made the perfect size cookie. Where the tablespoon of dough made a much bigger cookie.

    • Madhuram

      Thanks for the feedback Rcherry.

  6. Kate

    Could you bake these cookies without adding the vinegar?

    • Madhuram

      I don’t think so, Kate. Vinegar acts as an egg substitute.

  7. Mary

    Can’t wait to try these tomorrow!! Trying to cut down on EVERYTHING in 2018 and this will be added to my list of recipes to try. Thanks!! Will follow up after I make them and get my hubby’s nod of approval!!!! Happy 2018!!

    • Madhuram

      Happy New Year and happy baking, Mary.

  8. Nouchi

    could I use apple cider vinegar instead of white vinegar?

    • Madhuram

      Yes, you can.

  9. Denise

    They tasted good while chewing but The after taste from the vinegar was terrible.

    • Madhuram

      I have tried this recipe at least 3 times and have never got the vinegar after taste. Something else must have gone wrong.

    • Sondra

      Denise there is NO after taste from the vinegar. Maybe the flour you used was old. Sometimes that gives a slightly sour taste.
      This recipe is very good and triable.

  10. Danny

    One tip that really worked was that we creamed the butter first by itself, then added the sugar

    • Madhuram

      Thanks, Danny.

  11. Danny

    These cookies were delicious, Thank you so much for the recipe these cookies were so so good many people should make these cookies cause their so so good!! It was very simple, and I loved it! It was sooo soft and our aunt helped us. PERFECT❤️

    • Madhuram

      You’re very welcome, Danny.

  12. Alexa

    can you add sprinkles instead of colored sugar

    • Madhuram

      I guess so. But not sure if it will melt or not.

  13. Adalia

    These cookies went wrong the moment I poured in the butter. The cookies reeked of butter and were slimy to the touch. They were impossible to mold into shapes or pick up without falling apart. After taking them out of the oven they had expanded and were HUGE and all stuck together, and when you touched them butter squelched out of it. I definitely used the correct amount. Hope they taste ok.

    • Madhuram

      Did you add melted butter?

  14. Jeanne

    Hi, can I use cookie cutters with this recipe? Many thanks, Jeanne

    • Madhuram

      Hi Jeanne, if I remember right, the dough did not have the consistency to be rolled out and cut into shapes. Use this gluten-free sugar cookie recipe instead. You can use all-purpose flour instead of the gluten-free mix.

  15. Paavani

    I made these cookies today and they were awsome.. Tasted really nice.. and the bright sugar gives them such a nice look!!!

    • Madhuram

      That’s great Paavani. Thanks for the feedback.

  16. hailee

    These cookies turned out super good, though when I put the dough in the fridge overnight the dough was a little hard. Luckily I fixed it and they taste great.

    • Madhuram

      Thanks Hailee. Yes the dough will harden when you keep it in the fridge. You will have to bring it back to room temperature by taking it out of the fridge a couple of hours before setting to bake.

  17. Kelly

    These are amazing. One of the easiest recipes I’ve ever used. My children and husband loved them. My new go to recipe! Thank you!

    • Madhuram

      You’re very welcome Kelly.

  18. Zoey J.

    I didn’t have vinegar so I squeezed a lime instead! Turned out great! Just incase someone needs a vinegar substitute 🙂

    • Madhuram

      Oh! That’s great Zoey. Thanks for the feedback.

  19. Geogina

    Hi, was wondering, will the cookies break easily as I’m going to decorate it and wrap it nicely for a birthday party.
    Thank you

    • Madhuram

      It should work pretty well Geogina.

  20. Sophia

    It didn’t work but when I added milk it worked!

    • Madhuram

      Thanks for the feedback Sophia.

  21. Nancy

    My daughter is allergic to eggs and we have made these cookies many times for school functions and holidays. Thanks for the recipe

    • Madhuram

      You’re very welcome Nancy.

  22. Billie jess

    Awesome! Family and friends really enjoyed them.

    • Madhuram

      That’s great Billie.

  23. Elle

    Could I use baking powder instead of baking soda? I’m making these now and just realized!

    • Madhuram

      Using baking soda and baking powder interchangeably rarely works Elle. So I’m not sure. Sorry.

    • Lynne G

      Yes you can.. For every teaspoon of baking soda, use 3 teaspoons baking powder… I substitute it all the time…

      • Madhuram

        Really? Does it work all the time? 3 teaspoons of baking powder? Doesn’t it leave an after taste?

        • Nemo

          Nope. I use it as well and it never leaves an after taste

          • Madhuram

            Oh! Really! Thanks for the info.

  24. Chandra

    I made these with vegan butter. The only other change was that my batter was on the dry side, so I added a few splashes of almond milk. These were a big hit with my fiancee especially. I’m going to have to bake another batch!

    • Madhuram

      You’re very welcome Chandra.

  25. Marie

    Do you use salted or unsalted butter?

    • Madhuram

      Unsalted butter