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Small Batch Sugar Cookies Recipe

Easy Small Batch Sugar Cookies are perfect for when you're just in the mood for a few cookies! This easy cookie recipe is a soft and chewy sugar cookie with icing - but just 5 cookies!
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time12 minutes
Total Time32 minutes
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 5 cookies
Calories: 238kcal
Author: Dorothy Kern
Cost: 15



  • 3 tablespoons (42g) unsalted butter, softened
  • ¼ cup (50g) granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup (62g) all-purpose flour


  • ¾ cup (85g) powdered sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream or milk


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  • Cream butter and sugar in a large bowl with an electric mixer until smooth. Mix in egg yolk and vanilla, then mix in baking soda and salt. Slowly mix in flour until mixture forms into cookie dough. (This may take a few minutes if using a hand mixer.)
  • Scoop 2-tablespoon size cookies on prepared baking sheet. Bake for 10-14 minutes or until golden around the edges and no longer glossy in the center. Cool before frosting.
  • To make frosting: whisk powdered sugar, vanilla and 1 tablespoon heavy whipping cream or milk, adding more milk as needed for desired consistency. Frost cookies and sprinkle with sprinkles.
  • Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.



Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 238kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 61mg | Sodium: 137mg | Potassium: 23mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 306IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1mg