Chewy Sugar Cookies Recipe

Sugar Cookies are one of my very favorite cookies in the entire world. Seriously. They are truly one of the most perfect cookies ever. I thought it would be fun to share my favorite chewy Sugar Cookie Recipe during my 12 Days of Cookies series this year.

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Because, as much as I love them throughout the year, at Christmas, I am always drawn to them.

This simple sugar cookie recipe is easy to make and everyone always loves them.

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Maybe it is because these sugar cookies are different from the rolled sugar cookie recipe we also love throughout the holidays. Those can seem a bit daunting at times while this chewy version of the sugar cookie comes together quickly and is just one of those perfect cookies you enjoy eating!


For this sugar cookie recipe, I scoop the dough, roll it into a ball and then roll it into a bit of granulated sugar for a sparkly touch that lends a crisp little coating on the cookie once it is baked. While you can certainly skip that little step, I highly recommend that you not. It is so very much worth it.


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Here’s my Chewy Sugar Cookies Recipe. I hope you love it as much as we do.

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Sugar cookies make a favorite little cookie recipe for so many. Get this family-favorite recipe for chewy sugar cookies that everyone is sure to love.
Serves: 36 cookies
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 1½ cups granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar for rolling cookies
  1. Preheat oven to 350º F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper or a nonstick baking mat.
  2. Cream together butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add egg and mix until well-combined.
  3. Stir in flour, baking powder, salt, and vanilla.
  4. Scoop cookie dough by the tablespoon full and roll into a ball.
  5. Add granulated sugar to a large bowl for rolling cookie dough in before baking. Place each ball of cookie dough into the bowl of granulated sugar and roll to coat well. Place cookie dough onto baking sheet, spacing about 1½-inches to 2 inches apart. Lightly press each cookie down. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned.

Robyn xo




Sugar cookies make a favorite little cookie recipe for so many. Get this family-favorite recipe for chewy sugar cookies that everyone is sure to love.


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  1. 155

    Jennifer RS says

    I made this cookies last night and my family absolutely loved them! I deviated from the recipe a tad and added about a 1/2 cup of brown sugar and a cup of regular white sugar! I think it gave them even more moisture and kept them super soft!

    I even glazed them with a super simple sugar cookie icing! It made them even that much better!

    Thank you so much!

  2. 156

    Joanie says

    Wonderful Recipe! Thank you so much! I needed to figure out a replacement for the baking soda and the baking powder worked even better!! The cookies came out amazing, my boyfriend thought I bought them at the store haha Thank you so much for sharing!! 😀

  3. 157

    jennifer salaz says

    I made this recipe. but i added some chocolate fudge that i got from left over ice cream things at work. was really good !

  4. 159

    Mrs. B says

    Holy Cow! These are everything a sugar cookie could ever hope to be. Thank you for sharing this recipe!

  5. 160

    Stephanie says

    Please Help:

    I’ve made cookies with this same recipe about four times and only made a perfect batch once.

    Meaning I’ve only made it to where I could roll the cookie dough into a ball once.

    I don’t understand what I did wrong the other times when I follow the instructions step by step and couldn’t roll the cookies. I help my friend make the cookies the same way as the instructions and the same thing happened.

    If you can tell me where I might have made a mistake I’d really appreciate it.

    • 161

      Christy Stephens says

      Everytime I make sugar cookies I chill the dough before I roll it. I did so with this recipe as well. Hope that helps.

  6. 162

    Jalyn says

    Me and my family enjoyed the cookies I’m only 12 and I made them myself. I love to bake, i want to be a Baker when I’m older. I want to thank you for this recipe.

    • 163

      Jeanette says

      My niece loved baking at 12 years old too. She is almost 23 years old and has graduated from The French Pastry School and is now working in the pastry field. You can definitely do it. Good luck!


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