No Chill Sugar Cookie Recipe

Sugar cookies are one of the easiest cookies to make and this simple recipe for no-chill sugar cookies is perfect for baking any time and great for simple decorations. With a simple buttercream frosting and sprinkles, these are my go-to cookies for an extra treat for the family. So here you go my recipe for quick sugar cookies that don’t need to chill.

Sugar Cookies

Sugar cookies are simple to make but most recipes call for chilling the dough for 30 minutes to an hour. This recipe though doesn’t and allows you to make them much quicker.

No-chill sugar cookies decorated with buttercream frosting and sprinkles on a plate, infront are some yellow stripped straws and behind a bottle of milk and a pink gingham tea towel

The chilling of the dough is used when you need the cookies to hold their shape but in the case of these no-chill sugar cookies, we’re just going to make simple round cookies with some delicious frosting on them.

Sugar Cookie Dough Ingredients

  • ½ cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoon milk

How to Make no-chill Sugar Cookies

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

2. In the bowl of the stand mixer, cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.

butter and sugar in a bowl ready to be creamed together to make cookie dough.

3. Add the egg and vanilla extract and beat until smooth.

egg added to creamed butter and sugar for making sugar cookies

4. Add the flour, baking soda, and salt to the bowl and mix until smooth.

dry ingredients added to the creamed butter sugar and egg mix to make some delicious sugar cookies

5. Pour in the milk and mix until fully incorporated.

sugar cookie dough coming together in a bowl ready to be made into balls and baked

6. Use a cookie scoop to scoop out the dough and roll it into a ball between your hands. Continue rolling until all the dough has been formed into balls.

cookie dough balls on parchment paper ready to go in the oven

7. Bake the cookies in the preheated for 12 to 15 minutes, until the edges of the cookies are just beginning to brown.

8. Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for five minutes, then transfer them to a wire cooling rack to cool completely before serving.

undecorated sugar cookies cooling on a wire wrack

Buttercream Frosting

Although you could use royal icing to decorate the cookies I want quick and buttercream frosting is so simple to make it’s easy to do and the advantage is it can be stored for a bit as well. So here is my buttercream frosting recipe that I reach for everytime when making cookies.

Sugar cookies decorated with buttercream frosting on a wire wrack

Buttercream Icing Ingredients

  • ½ cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups powdered sugar, sifted
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • Sprinkles (optional for the top of the cookies)
close up of a single decorated sugar cookie with buttercream frosting and multicoloured sprinkles on a plate

How to Make Buttercream Frosting

1. Beat together the butter and vanilla until creamy.

2. Add one cup of powdered sugar and one tablespoon of milk and beat until smooth.

3. Add the remaining sugar and milk and beat to combine.

buttercream frosting in a bowl ready to be used to decorate cookies

4. Decorate the cookies and add some colourful sprinkles if you wish.

decorated sugar cookies on a wire wrack. The cookies are decorated with buttercream frosting and colourful sprinkles.

Almond-Flavoured Easter Cookies

6 pink glazed sugar cookies with round sugar ball sprinkles on a wire wrack hardening

This recipe is so versatile, check out these simple Easter Cookies which are flavoured with almond and shaped like Easter Eggs. They are perfect as a quick cookie to bake and ideal for adding to Easter Baskets and as a treat.

More Simple Cookies Recipes

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Oat and raisin cookies cooling on a wire wrack.
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Yield: 24 Cookies

No-Chill Sugar Cookies with Buttercream Frosting

No-chill sugar cookies on a plate all decorated with homemade buttercream frosting and rainbow sprinkles.

A quick and easy recipe for delicious no-chill sugar cookies with a simple buttercream frosting.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

Cookie Ingredients:

  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoon milk

Buttercream Frosting Ingredients

  • ½ cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups powdered sugar, sifted
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • Sprinkles

Instructions

Instructions for Making the Cookies

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, beat together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.butter and sugar in a bowl ready to be creamed together to make cookie dough.
  3. Add the egg and vanilla extract and beat until smooth.egg added to creamed butter and sugar for making sugar cookies
  4. Add the flour, baking soda, and salt to the bowl and mix until smooth.dry ingredients added to the creamed butter sugar and egg mix to make some delicious sugar cookies
  5. Pour in the milk and mix until fully incorporated.sugar cookie dough coming together in a bowl ready to be made into balls and baked
  6. Use a cookie scoop to scoop out the dough and roll it into a ball between your hands. Continue rolling until all the dough has been formed into balls.cookie dough balls on parchment paper ready to go in the oven
  7. Bake the cookies in the preheated for 12 to 15 minutes, until the edges of the cookies are just beginning to brown.
  8. Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for five minutes, then transfer them to a wire cooling rack to cool completely before serving.undecorated sugar cookies cooling on a wire wrack

Instructions for Buttercream Frosting

  1. While the cookies are cooling, prepare the icing by beating together the butter and vanilla until creamy.
  2. Add one cup of powdered sugar and one tablespoon of milk and beat until smooth,
  3. Then add the remaining sugar and milk and beat to combine.buttercream frosting in a bowl ready to be used to decorate cookies
  4. Spread the icing over the top of each cookie in a thin layer and decorate with sprinkles.decorated sugar cookies on a wire wrack. The cookies are decorated with buttercream frosting and colourful sprinkles.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

24

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 180Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 28mgSodium: 80mgCarbohydrates: 26gFiber: 0gSugar: 18gProtein: 2g

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