Sugar Cookies for Two

Let me tell you a secret, so my mother in law makes the best sugar cookies. In fact, that is where I got my sugar cookie recipe from. But, the tricky part is, when she makes the sugar cookies they are about 10x better than when I make them. Sure, they are still good when I make them, but I can never get them as thick as she can. And I’ve tried rolling my dough thicker, but they just flatten the same and then if the dough was thicker they just spread out even more when baking.

Sugar Cookies for Two

But these sugar cookies for two? They are pretty perfect. They taste like the traditional sugar cookie I love and I know you love too. And they stay thick when they bake too!

These sugar cookies are great also because they can be scooped and rolled in balls like a normal cookie dough, or you can roll them and cut them into shapes. Either way they turn into delicious sugar cookies. And then you can frost them and decorate however you like!

Sugar Cookies for Two

Sugar Cookies for Two
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  • 2 TBS butter, softened
  • 3 TBS sugar
  • 1 egg yolk (or 3 TBS egg, about half)
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp baking soda
  • 6-8 TBS flour
For the Frosting
  • 1 tsp butter
  • 1 tsp milk
  • ½ tsp vanilla
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar
  • food coloring, optional
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine butter and sugar in a small bowl.
  3. Add egg yolk and vanilla and stir well.
  4. Add salt, baking soda and flour and stir to combine.
  5. Roll out dough to be ¼ inch thick and cut with cookie cutters or scoop into balls and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  6. Bake for about 8 minutes then remove from oven.
  7. Allow to cool on cookie sheet for a few minutes before removing to cool additionally on cooling rack.
  8. Combine all ingredients for frosting (add more milk or more powdered sugar if too thick or too thin) and frost cookies once cool.

Enjoy these sweet sugar cookies by yourself or with a friend! (This recipe makes 4-6 cookies)

Sugar Cookies for Two

Sugar Cookies for Two


  1. Loved these cookies! I followed the recipe and used 7 tbs of flour, I rolled them into balls and it made 9 cookies! So tasty, spread some buttercream frosting on top. Perfect Sunday afternoon treat!

    Thanks for sharing!

    1. I’m so glad you like them! I guess I must make enormous cookies to only get 4 or 5, more for me, right? ;)

  2. They turned out perfect and delicious! Definitely trying this again.

    1. So glad that you liked them Cecilia! Whenever I make them I wish I had more since they are so good, but glad I don’t so its easier to resist ;)

  3. These turned out great. I followed the recipe exactly except for the frosting, using 6 Tbs flour. I tried to barely mix the flour in with a fork and stuck them in the freezer for a couple minutes before baking to avoid melting the butter. I don’t know if it made a difference, but these were great. The batch made 8 cookies about 2.5″ diameter when cooked. They were super fluffy, you can see them here as there doesn’t appear to be a way to upload a photo in the comments:

    I want to try them with chocolate chips and adding cinnamon for snicker doodles! I might reduce the salt slightly as they’re addictive in the current state. My boyfriend asked why I made so few (portions!) and if we’d have more for tomorrow. And now he’s reminded me they’re really good a week later, so I have to say thank you so much!

    1. I am so glad that you liked them. They are based off of a full sugar cookie recipe, that makes about 3 dozen sugar cookies. You should be able to find the recipe on our site if you happen to want to make a few more – the dough does freeze pretty well too. And you could definitely make your own adjustments and make snickerdoodles or chocolate chips, but we do actually have our own recipes for those – here are the links if you are interested: and

  4. Veronica S. · · Reply

    Yum! I thought this actually made only 2 cookies so I went and doubled it! Now I have 6 HUGE cookies… that’s perfect for just two people, right? ;)

    1. Haha Veronica, I made 5 small/normal sized cookies with the recipe but 6 giant cookies sound even better!!

  5. I love it!! The perfect small recipe.

    1. Thank you Dorothy!

  6. This is awesome! The only recipe I have for sugar cookies makes enough to feed a small army. Thanks for sharing!

    1. Haha, this recipe definitely only makes a few, but its perfect when you just need a quick sugar fix!

  7. Get outta here.. sugar cookies for two now?? These recipes are AWESOME!!! {especially for a glutton like myself hee hee}

    1. Thanks Yvonne. I’m a total cookie addict, so I need these!

  8. Yay I love these perfect portion recipes! pinned

  9. Those look so thick & soft! And I too like the icing color :)

    1. Thanks Amber! They were both thick and soft :)

  10. These look great (and I LOVE that icing color)! I pinned this to try later :-)

    1. Thanks Aimee! I just combined blue and red food coloring :)

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