Easy Old-Fashion Sugar Cookies

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 5 mins

These are real easy and everyone almost always has the 6 ingredients on hand.


  1. Cream margarine; add sugar, beat until fluffy.
  2. Add egg and vanilla, stir in flour and milk. ( You may need to add a little more milk or flour to get the best consistency to roll out).
  3. Roll into two logs, wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate.
  4. When ready to bake, just slice into thin slices. Bake at 350' for 5 to 7 minutes or until bottoms are lightly browned; tops will be slightly moist.
Most Helpful

5 5

These are WONDERFUL! So easy and they taste amazing! If you cut them really thick and top with vanilla frosting, they will be GONE at a party!

4 5

These turned out pretty good. I also did not have self-rising flour and added 2 tsp baking powder as Chef #591579 suggested and it worked well. I used earthbalance butter in place of the margarine and soymilk for regular milk. I dipped these in a sugar/cinnamon mix before baking and were tasty. Thanks. Edit: I've also had success freezing half of this recipe for a later time. I just take it out of the freezer and into the fridge to thaw. This time I made it with sprinkles on top and they were not only pretty, but tasted great!

5 5

These came out perfectly! I'm a terrible baker and a picky eater, so when I say perfect, I really mean it. (I made these because I had left over ingredients from pumpkin muffins that did not turn out well at all--I made those because I had left over ingredients from a pumpkin pie that turned out worse.) I had 1% milk and whipped butter. I rolled the dough into tin foil and put it in the freezer as someone else suggested, and I left it in there about 20 minutes. I cut 26 cookies, but I had to let them cook 16-18 minutes. Even then, the tops still looked white. The bottoms turned out a perfect golden brown, and they were perfectly cooked through, soft and chewy. This was so easy.