Recipe: Simple Sugar Cookies

Sugar cookies are possibly the easiest type of biscuit to make. Containing just four ingredients; they’re made from store cupboard essentials and can be ready in under 15 minutes. Best of all they’re perfect for making with kids as their flat surface is ideal for decorating!

I went for a couple of different icing techniques; a basic water icing and pre-made icing pens. With the water icing, I created it in a bowl and dunked the biscuits in to ensure an even covering. I chose to decorate on top of the water icing with the pre-made pens as I’m a big of a sweet-freak when it comes to biscuits but it’s entirely up to you. You can follow our lead and go for a plain biscuit or attempt a festive theme like our Christmas pud! So here we go… simple sugar cookies…

simple sugar cookies

You will need:

  • 100g butter (softened)
  • 100g caster sugar
  • 1 egg (beaten)
  • 250g plain flour

To ice:

  • Pre-made icing pens or
  • 400g icing sugar
  • 3-4 tbsp water
  • Food colouring


  1. Heat the oven to 190°C
  2. Combine the butter and sugar together beating in the egg a little at a time
  3. Stir in the flour bit by bit
  4. Lightly flour your worktop and roll out the dough to approximately a finger thick
  5. Use a round cutter to cut your biscuits out (we used a glass!) and place onto a baking tray lined with greaseproof paper
  6. Cook for 8 minutes until pale brown, remove and allow to cool
  7. To ice either use pre-made icing pens or create a water icing.
    1. To create a water icing combine 400g icing sugar with 3-4 tbsp of water to create a paste.
    2. Add any required food colourings, stir well and coat your biscuits!
  8. Allow your icing to harden and enjoy!

Show us your best icing designs! It’s not as easy as it looks.. trust me!

simple sugar cookies christmas pud


  • Nicola 2nd December 2016 at 7:41 am

    Love the simple recipe. But now I am craving biscuits at 7.30am!! ????

    • DevonMamaOnline 3rd December 2016 at 8:17 pm

      Surely the perfect way to start the day? I have to admit to OD-ing on icing when we made them… sugar high for days!

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