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The Best 3 Ingredient Sugar Cookies – A Holiday Favorite

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Quick, easy and delicious! These 3 Ingredient Sugar Cookies are a must for the busy holiday baking season. 

3 ingredient sugar cookie recipe

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3 Ingredient Sugar Cookie

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Best 3 Ingredient Sugar Cookies

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My husband owned a bakery for many years, so when the holidays rolled around, I left the baking to him.

This year I decided to pull out his recipe box and try my hand at one of my kids favorite Christmas cookies.

It’s nothing fancy, but every year they would ask for these cookies. They didn’t want any frosting on them, or sprinkles.

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Just the deliciously soft and flavorful sugar cookies using just Dixie Crystals sugar, flour and butter.

For even more classic Christmas cookie recipes, visit Dixie Crystals here. 


When my daughter came home and saw me baking. I showed her the recipe and she said “your making Dad’s sugar cookies”?

Isn’t it amazing how a simple thing like a 3 ingredient cookie recipe can become so much more? Holidays are all about memories.

The kids don’t care how fancy the cookie is, or how many ingredients are in it. Sometimes less, really is more. 

We enjoyed a warm sugar cookie with a glass of milk and talked about a few other Dad cookie recipes we could bake this year.

Classic peanut butter blossoms are next! 

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You can definitely add frosting or sprinkles, or serve them warm and fresh from the oven with a big glass of milk. Either way, they are perfect!

These would also be great to bring to a holiday party.

Put them in a cute cookie tin like this adorable little red truck tin I found at the dollar store:

sugar cookies in cookie tin

Here is a printable recipe for this family favorite 3 ingredient sugar cookie.

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The Best 3 Ingredient Sugar Cookies - A Holiday Favorite

Yield: 12 Cookies
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

These easy sugar cookies are soft and flavorful using just sugar, flour and butter. Add frosting, or serve them plain. Either way they are delicious!


  • 1 stick plus 2 tbsp. salted butter
  • 1/3 c. Dixie Crystals sugar
  • 1 c. all-purpose flour


    1. Preheat oven to 325°. Use an electric mixer to cream the sugar and butter, until the mixture is light and fluffy.,
    2. *Form the cookies into 1" balls, placing them about 2 inches apart on a baking sheet.
    3. Bake for 15 to 17 minutes, or until the edges of the cookies are lightly golden.


*If using sprinkles, press the cookies flat and add them prior to baking.

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For even more easy holiday recipes, check out these:

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ben dover

Tuesday 24th of November 2020

Uh these didn’t work lol you need some liquid or eggs or something


Saturday 28th of November 2020

Hi. The butter is what holds it together. I'm sorry it didn't take for you. You could try to melt the butter to see if that gives you the liquid. We've made them for years with no issues. Also, there are other positive reviews from readers who had no issues.

Dana Rodriguez

Wednesday 15th of January 2020

I love easy ideas like this. Thanks for the recipe!

Maria Thomas

Sunday 22nd of December 2019

Lovely post I would like to share this because it's very helpful for me. keep it up & please don't stop posting Thanks for share this kind of nice information.


Wednesday 11th of December 2019

This is so sweet that you made your husbands cookie recipe. My kids also love sugar cookies, but they can be a hassle to make. They also just love them plain and eat them as fast they come out of the oven. I can't wait to try this recipe.


Wednesday 4th of December 2019

It's not the holiday without sugar cookies! And your 3 ingredient cookies are calling my name :)

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