Sugar Cookies for Two

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Continuing on with my “Cookies for Two” posts, I’ve got the sugar cookie variety for you today. If you enjoyed the peanut butter cookies for two, you’re going to LOVE these sugar cookies for two. They’re everything you love about buttery, soft, and chewy sugar cookies—just in a much smaller batch. And they’re ready to eat in under 15 minutes.

Two sugar cookies sitting on white plates with a blue napkin next to them.

The Cookie Details

These perfectly-portioned-for-two sugar cookies have wonderfully crispy edges and soft, chewy centers. They’re thick, and rich, and buttery, with a just a hint of vanilla. If you ask me, the sweetness factor is juuuust right. And of course, the sugar on top and the sprinkles add a little crunch as well as a fun burst of color that every sugar cookie needs.

A sugar cookie broken in half to show the detail sitting on a white plate with a jar of milk in the background.

The Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter (room temperature)
  • 3 1/2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 5 1/2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1-2 tablespoons sprinkles (optional, but why not?)
  • Extra sugar (for the sprinkling on top)
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Step-by-Step Instructions

  1. Preheat and Prep: Start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Cream Butter and Sugar: In a small mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter and sugar until it’s nice and smooth.
Butter and sugar creamed together in a glass bowl with an antique spoon.
An egg yolk and vanilla extracted added to a bowl of creamed butter and sugar.
  1. Add Vanilla and Egg Yolk: Next, add in the vanilla extract and egg yolk. Stir until everything is well combined.
  2. Mix in the Dry Ingredients: Add the flour, sea salt, and baking soda to the bowl. Mix until no streaks of flour remain.
Smooth cookie batter before the dry ingredients are added to a glass bowl.
Dry ingredients added to a glass bowl of cookie batter.
  1. Sprinkles: If you’re feeling festive (and honestly, why wouldn’t you be?), fold in your favorite sprinkles.
  2. Shape the Dough: Divide the dough in half or, if you have a 4-tablespoon cookie scoop, scoop two heaping scoops of dough and place them on the lined baking sheet. These cookies are meant to be big and bold, haha.
Raw cookie dough in a glass bowl with an antique spoon.
A cookie scoop sitting on a baking tray with one cookie scooped out and the bowl sitting next to it.
  1. Bake to Perfection: Bake at 350 degrees for 11 minutes. Make sure to rotate the pan halfway through to ensure even baking. You want your cookies to be golden around the edges but still soft in the center. Don’t let them brown.
  2. Cool and Enjoy: Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for several minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely. This step is crucial – it helps the cookies finish cooking and set up. Then devour!
  • Be sure to check out the full ingredient list and recipe instructions below.
Two sugar cookie stacked up on a white plate with a spatula and a cookie sheet in the background.

Why These Sugar Cookies for Two are a Game-Changer

These sugar cookies for two are perfect for:

  • Date Nights: Impress your significant other with a homemade treat that’s just for the two of you.
  • Self-Care Moments: Sometimes, you just need a little something sweet to brighten your day.
  • Quick Fixes: When you need a dessert but don’t want the hassle of making a whole batch.

Tip

While I did include the metric conversions for this recipe, there’s no need to weigh anything for these cookies. Just gently scoop and level all of the ingredients before adding them to the bowl and you’ll be golden.

Two sugar cookies sitting on white plates with a spatula next to them.

Storing Your Sweet Treats

If you somehow manage to have any leftovers (kudos to your self-control!), you can store them in an airtight container for 3-4 days. Alternatively, you can freeze them for up to 3 months. Just imagine pulling out a perfectly baked cookie on a rainy day—pure bliss.

The simplicity of this recipe means you can whip them up in no time, with minimal prep and cleanup. Plus, there’s something incredibly satisfying about making just enough to enjoy without worrying about leftovers.

So next time you’re in the mood for something sweet, give these sugar cookies for two a try. They’re quick, easy, and oh-so-delicious. And remember, life’s too short not to indulge in a little sweetness now and then. Happy baking guys!

Two sugar cookies sitting on white plates with a spatula sitting next to them.

Sugar Cookies for Two

By: Kristine Underwood
These sugar cookies for two are the perfect treat, with crispy edges and soft, chewy centers. They have a rich, buttery flavor with a hint of vanilla. Topped with crunchy sugar, these delicious little cookies are just right for sharing or indulging on your own.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Sweets & Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 2 cookies
Calories 330 kcal

ingredients
 
 

  • 2 TBS unsalted butter (room temperature)
  • 3 1/2 TBS sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 5 1/2 TBS flour (all-purpose)
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/8 tsp sea salt
  • 1-2 TBS sprinkles (optional, but why not?)
  • Extra sugar (for sprinkling on top)

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line one baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a small mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter and sugar until smooth and light colored
    2 TBS unsalted butter, 3 1/2 TBS sugar
  • Add the vanilla extract and egg yolk and stir to combine.
    1 egg yolk, 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • Add the flour, sea salt, and baking soda to the bowl and mix until no streaks of flour remain.
    5 1/2 TBS flour, 1/4 tsp baking soda, 1/8 tsp sea salt
  • If you're adding sprinkles, fold them in now.
    1-2 TBS sprinkles
  • Divide the dough in half or using a 4 TBS cookie scoop, scoop two heaping scoops of dough and place on the lined baking sheet.
  • Generously sprinkle the tops of each cookie with sugar.
    Extra sugar
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 11 minutes, rotating the pan halfway through to ensure even baking.
  • Allow cookies to cool on the baking sheet for several minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
  • If you need to store a cookie, place it in an airtight container for 3-4 days or freeze for up to 3 months.

Notes

*There’s no need to weigh ingredients for this recipe, just gently scoop and level off the ingredients before adding them to the bowl.

Nutrition

Serving: 1 cookieCalories: 330kcalCarbohydrates: 47gProtein: 4gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 9gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0.5gCholesterol: 127mgSodium: 289mgPotassium: 37mgFiber: 1gSugar: 30gVitamin A: 480IUCalcium: 18mgIron: 1mg
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2 Comments

  1. This recipe makes the best cookies! I used a smaller scoop and made 4 cookies. Excellent!5 stars

    1. Hi Mary! Oh gosh, thank you so much. I’m so glad the cookies were delicious! I love that it made a nice round four cookies as well.