Easy Sugar Cookie Recipe Without Cream of Tartar

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Stressed! that is the word to describe my kids when they have any kind of break. I immediately wake up to my two boys running through our house screaming. “Mom, we’re just playing ninjas,” they yell after they hear me asking what they are doing. I mean every morning for school I’m usually the one peeling them out of bed, but when there is no school, and it’s my sleep in day, they show me no mercy. OK, but this post is about cookies. Sugar cookies at that. No matter how much I want to sleep in, whenever my kids are home with me all day, I like to get their hands and bodies into something productive. And because my strong suit is being creative, we usually end up doing an experiment or making something, like sugar cookies.Cookies are easy to make and even though I’m a huge red velvet cookie fan, sugar cookies are a close second. This delicious and easy sugar cookie recipe without cream of tartar will keep your kids busy and quiet after they are done. But honestly, the best part is spending good clean quality time with my two boys. these moments are treasured. Now on to the recipe!!

Easy & Delicious Sugar Cookie Recipe without Cream of Tartar

Ingredients :

  • 2 ¾ cups All-purpose Flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 cup of butter softened
  • 1 ¾ cup of sugar(use 1 ½ for dough, save remainder for icing) (use less if you don’t want them too sweet)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup of peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder.

Note: If you don’t want the chocolate peanut butter on top omit the last two ingredients.

**Also, if you use self-rising flour, you won’t need the baking powder and salt.**




  1.       Preheat your oven to 375 degrees
  2.       In one bowl stir your dry ingredients, flour, baking powder, and a pinch of salt. Set to the side
  3.       In another bowl, cream together butter, sugar. egg and vanilla.
  4.       After that, slowly add your dry ingredients.
  5.       Spoon dough onto a lined baking sheet (for easy clean up of course, but also helps with preventing cookie from sticking).
  6.       Bake cookies for 8-9 minutes for softer cookies and a minute or two longer for harder cookies.
  7.       Let, cool.
  8.       Mix peanut butter, sugar and cocoa powder, and melt. Spread mixture onto cooled cookies or you can drizzle with a spoon.
  9.       Eat up!! Try to control your self, they are so good! 

You are probably thinking why a recipe without cream of tartar? well the answer to that is, we need options right? Also some kids have different allergies and conditions that don’t involve certain ingredients. So I’m the fairy God mother here to make your life easier, and suggest an activity to help use up some of that extra energy your kids stored up for a rainy day. I hope you enjoy this quick and simple and quick sugar cookie recipe. MOMS RULE!!

Looking for more easy cookie recipes? Check out Houseful of Nicholes’ slow molasses cookies.


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