Sugar Cookie Recipe – Absolutely the BEST sugar cookie recipe I’ve ever tasted! These sugar cookies are soft, chewy and produce a flavorful bakery style soft sugar cookie! Quick and easy to make, this recipe makes cookies that turn out perfectly every single time! 

The BEST Chewy Sugar Cookies Recipe - Absolutely the BEST sugar cookie recipe I've ever tasted! These sugar cookies are soft, chewy and produce a flavorful bakery style soft sugar cookie! Quick and easy to make, this sugar cookie recipe makes cookies that turn out perfectly every single time! // addapinch.com

Sugar Cookies are one of my very favorite cookies in the entire world. Seriously. They are truly one of the most perfect cookies ever.

Because sugar cookies never go out of style or out of season and are a favorite anytime you make them!

The BEST Sugar Cookie Recipe

The BEST Chewy Sugar Cookie Recipe - Sugar Cookie Recipe - Absolutely the BEST sugar cookie recipe I've ever tasted! These sugar cookies are soft, chewy and produce a flavorful bakery style soft sugar cookie! Quick and easy to make, this sugar cookie recipe makes cookies that turn out perfectly every single time! // addapinch.com

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!

How to Make the BEST Sugar Cookies

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.

This is by far one of my most requested cookie recipes throughout the holidays, but also throughout the year!

It is just that perfect chewy, soft sugar cookie recipe that everyone raves over! One thing that I also like to do is include these amazing sugar cookies as well as my chocolate sugar cookies on a cookie platter.

Talk about heavenly!

You’ll definitely want to keep this sugar cookie recipe in your list of must-make cookie recipes!

Fun Sugar Cookie Recipe Options

  • Frosted Sugar Cookie Recipe – Be sure to use my family’s sugar cookie icing recipe for frosted sugar cookies. A pinch of sprinkles on top are always fun!
  • Color Sprinkles Sugar Cookies – Roll your sugar cookies in colored sprinkles (red or green for the holidays or pink for a little girl’s birthday) for a festive cookie!
  • Confetti Sugar Cookies – Mix colored confetti sprinkles in your cookie dough before scooping.

How to Make Ahead, Store, and Freeze Sugar Cookies

For an easy make ahead sugar cookie recipe, prepare your sugar cookie dough, through rolling in the sugar, and place onto a parchment lined baking sheet. Place into the freezer and freeze for 30 minutes. Transfer your cookies to a freezer-safe zip top bag and store in the freezer for up to 3 months.

When ready to serve, simply remove from the freezer-safe bag and place onto a parchment lined baking sheet. Bake as directed, adding about 3 minutes to the baking time.

Once baked, store cookies on the counter for up to a week.

The BEST Chewy Sugar Cookie Recipe - Sugar Cookie Recipe - Absolutely the BEST sugar cookie recipe I've ever tasted! These sugar cookies are soft, chewy and produce a flavorful bakery style soft sugar cookie! Quick and easy to make, this sugar cookie recipe makes cookies that turn out perfectly every single time! // addapinch.com

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

The BEST Chewy Sugar Cookies Recipe - Absolutely the BEST sugar cookie recipe I've ever tasted! These sugar cookies are soft, chewy and produce a flavorful bakery style soft sugar cookie! Quick and easy to make, this sugar cookie recipe makes cookies that turn out perfectly every single time! // addapinch.com

The BEST Chewy Sugar Cookies Recipe!

The BEST Chewy Sugar Cookies Recipe – Absolutely the BEST sugar cookie recipe I’ve ever tasted! These sugar cookies are soft, chewy and produce a flavorful bakery style soft sugar cookie! Quick and easy to make, this sugar cookie recipe makes cookies that turn out perfectly every single time!
4.81 from 276 votes

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Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Servings: 36 cookies
Course Dessert
Calories: 108kcal
Serving Size 1g
Cuisine American
Author: Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened 2 sticks
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar for rolling cookies

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350º F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper or a nonstick baking mat.
  • Cream together butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add egg and mix until well-combined.
  • Stir in flour, baking powder, and salt until well-combined. Stir in vanilla.
  • Scoop cookie dough by the tablespoon full and roll into a ball.
  • 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 1 1/2-inches to 2 inches apart. Lightly press each cookie down. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned.

Notes

Be sure not to over beat your butter and sugar as you prepare your sugar cookie dough as it will beat too much air into the butter. This air, then when baking your cookies, will cause the cookies to rise and then fall flat.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1g | Calories: 108kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 79mg | Potassium: 17mg | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 165IU | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 0.4mg
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Enjoy!
Robyn xo

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From the Add a Pinch recipe archives, originally published 2013.

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980 Comments Leave a comment or review

  1. These were amazing!! My whole family had like five until we all felt sick. I made the dough balls a little big so they cooked for about 12-14 min but it was amazing. WOW– thank you!! So simple and great, really.

    1. I’ve never baked from someone’s recipe before. I was a little nervous when it came to mixing it. But it turned out great. Thank you so much! I loved the chewiness of them.

  2. Chewy and delicious. I added 1/4 cup LESS sugar for the 36 cookie recipe, and half of the sugar used was brown sugar. Delicious.

  3. This is the second time I’ve baked your recipe. Last time they werer a bit crunchy (over done a little). They still got eaten. This time they turned out perfectly, but I notice occasionally a slightly bitter after taste. Do you know what may have caused this (It’s only been a cookie or two so far, so no real worries). Thanks for the easy recipe–I are a beginner baker, even if I’m a 66 year old man!

    J

    1. John, it sounds like the baking powder wasn’t mixed well throughout the other ingredients. Maybe next time, stir your flour, baking powder, and salt together with a whisk or spoon in a separate bowl to make sure all the ingredients are thoroughly mixed and then add to the batter. Hope this helps.

  4. Awesome recipe! They stayed beautiful and white on top and came out perfectly round and chewy. Not too sweet – just right.

    1. Brooke, I think you will want to try my Cut Out Sugar Cookie recipe if you want to roll out the dough and cut out shapes. This particular recipe is delicious, but it’s different than the type you’ll want to use to roll out.I hope you enjoy both these recipes – I make them both often and they’re delicious! Thanks!

  5. I whipped up a batch earlier. Couldn’t have been easier. I only baked 12, but yum. Crispy edges and soft- chewy center.

    1. I am just getting ready to make these cookies. If they are half as good as the reviews say I will be delighted

  6. I’m one of those bakers that tend to get into a “cookie rut’ now and then …only baking the big 3 (in our house at least lol)- peanut butter, chocolate chip and oatmeal raisin. I was in the mood for something different and came across this recipe. The only change I made was to grate in some orange rind with the butter and sugar and wow are these cookies delicious! I’m thinking the big 3 has grown to the big 4 now lol.

  7. This is THE BEST sugar cookie recipe!! It also makes great m&m cookies. Just roll/ press in m&ms before baking!

  8. My son said that these were the best ever! And that I should make them every time that way! Lol. I did add less sugar– 1⁄2 a cup of sugar for the double batch. I decided not to roll the dough in sugar. Thank you for a great recipe!

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