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3 Ingredient Cookies

Soft, buttery melt in the mouth cookies require just 3 ingredients.  Delicious!
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Refrigeration 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 40 cookies


  • 6 oz (12 tablespoon or 168 grams or ¾ cup) Room temperature Butter
  • 3.5 oz (100 grams ~ ½ cup) Superfine Sugar + 2-3 tablespoon of Granulated Sugar for sprinkling (I used granulated sugar)
  • 9 oz (255 grams ~ 2 ¼ cups) All Purpose Flour


  • Beat butter and ½ cup of sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy. I used my seven speed handheld mixer on speed 5. It took about 3-5 minutes.
  • Add flour and mix until the mixture is crumbly. I used my mixer but  can use clean hand by rubbing the flour into butter mixture until crumb like.
  • Transfer the dough mixture to a clean surface and continue rubbing by hand.
  • Lightly knead the mixture to form a dough.
  • Shape the dough into a rectangular log.
  • Sprinkle 2-3 tablespoon of sugar on a wax or parchment paper. Roll the dough in it.
  • Once the dough log is coated with sugar, transfer to a plastic wrap, wrap the dough log.
  • Refrigerate for about 30 minutes until the dough is firm.
  • Preheat the oven to 325F.
  • Slice the dough into ¼” thick squares and place on a cookie sheet. Place the cookies at least 1” apart as the cookies spread when baking.
  • Bake in a preheated oven for 18-20 minutes or until light golden. I baked on the middle rack for 20 minutes. If the squares are not of even thickness, keep an eye on thin cookies after 18 minutes into baking.
  • Cool the cookies for 5 minutes on the sheet, transfer to cooling rack and let cool completely before storing in an airtight container.


  • I left the butter on countertop for about 1 hour to bring it to room temperature.
  • Temperatures vary from oven to oven and check cookies 18 minutes into baking. Also, cookies continue to bake even after removing from the oven.


Serving: 0g | Carbohydrates: 0g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 0mg | Potassium: 0mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 0IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 0mg | Iron: 0mg