Easy, Crispy Cookies (with Just Need a Measuring Spoon)

Easy, Crispy Cookies (with Just Need a Measuring Spoon)

You only need a measuring spoon, but you can also eyeball it! If you remember the ingredients, it'll be even easier! You can make these any time.


Plain (Chocolate flavored)
Butter (room temperature)
40 g (ditto)
Egg yolk
1 (ditto)
4 tablespoons (ditto)
Cake flour
9 tablespoons (8 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon)
Cornstarch (or katakuriko)
2 tablespoons (1 tablespoon + 1 teaspoon)
Vanilla essence
2 drops (ditto)
○Cocoa powder
(3 teaspoons)


1. Whisk together the softened butter and sugar.
2. Mix in the egg yolk and vanilla essence.
3. Mix together the dry ingredients and sift.
4. Add the dry ingredients and mix with a spatula until crumbly (do not knead).
5. Bring it all together with your hands. Wrap in plastic wrap and let chill in the refrigerator for 15 minutes.
6. Roll out with a rolling pin and cut shapes out with cutters.
7. Bake in an oven preheated to 170℃ for 13-15 minutes.
8. If making chocolate flavor, sift the cocoa together with the dry ingredients in Step 3.
9. Here's a great recipe for Cute Fluffy Cookies by another Cookpad user. Recipe ID: 1633864.
10. It's cute if you add red food coloring or icing!

Story Behind this Recipe

I think it's rather annoying to have to measure out ingredients, so I thought up a recipe that only requires measuring with a measuring spoon. Once you get it down, it's so easy! You can make it anytime!