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Sugar Cookies for Two

Small batch sugar cookies are perfect to satisfy your sweet tooth. This easy sugar cookie recipe makes just a few cookies (about 4 to 6), that are topped with a sweet buttery vanilla frosting.
Servings: 6 cookies
Calories: 122kcal


  • 2 TBS butter (softened)
  • 3 TBS sugar
  • 1 egg yolk (or 3 TBS egg, about half)
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 6-8 TBS flour

For the Frosting

  • 1 tsp butter
  • 1 tsp milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 drop food coloring (optional)


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Combine butter and sugar in a small bowl.
  • Add egg yolk and vanilla and stir well.
  • Add salt, baking soda and 6 TBS flour and stir to combine.
  • Add additional flour 1/2 tablespoon at a time if dough is too sticky.
  • Roll out dough to be 1/4 inch thick and cut with cookie cutters or scoop into 1 1/2 to 2 TBS sized balls and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Bake for about 8 minutes, or until a light golden color, then remove from oven.
  • Allow to cool on cookie sheet for a few minutes before removing to cool additionally on cooling rack.

For the Frosting:

  • Combine all ingredients for frosting (add more milk or more powdered sugar if too thick or too thin) and frost cookies once cool.


Calories: 122kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 45mg | Sodium: 191mg | Potassium: 8mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 182IU | Calcium: 4mg | Iron: 1mg