The BEST Chewy Sugar Cookies 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! 

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!

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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.

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!

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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
Yield: 36 cookies

The BEST Chewy Sugar Cookies Recipe!

Total Time 15 minutes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
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!
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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

Directions

  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 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.

All images and text © Robyn Stone for Add a Pinch

Enjoy!
Robyn xo

 

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

 

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

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.

797 comments on “The BEST Chewy Sugar Cookies Recipe!”

  1. I’ve made this lots of times and each time I find my cookies are so fat . I love a flat cookie . What am I doing wrong ? Besides that this recipe is one of the most requested from me. Such a yummy and easy recipe . Thank you 

    Rating: 4
  2. Hi Robyn,
    I’m not the best cookie maker and I’d like to make these with my grandchildren.
    Can this recipe be rolled out and cut into shapes?  

    • Hi Leslie!
      This Chewy Sugar Cookie is not the one that you cut into shapes. It’s easy and delicious too, though.
      My Cut Out Sugar Cookie recipe is the one I use when I want to use my shaped cookie cutters to decorate. Hope you enjoy that time with your grandchildren – I’m sure they will love doing this! xo

  3. When it says butter does it have to be unsalted or salted

  4. Love these sugar cookies!  My grandson’s absolutele favorite.  Easy to make, so darn soft and chewy.  The only change I make is to add 1/4 teaspoon almond extract.  It adds a little something, an extra layer of flavor, that is amazing!  We make these almost every family get together and they are always a hit.  Thanks so much for posting this!!!!!

    Rating: 5
  5. Would not make again.   Way too flat. Butter flour ratio is off. 

    Rating: 1
    • Sorry yours were flat, Tobie. I’ve not had that problem and the butter ratio is fine – I make them often. Sometimes if your butter gets too warm while handling the dough or before you mix them, it can cause them to not rise as they should. If that happens, you can just put the dough in the fridge for a few minutes and proceed after that. Thanks.

  6. Can I freeze these cookies?

  7. How much people does this serve?

    Rating: 4
  8. I followed this recipe adding a little extra.   I ninja’d up some chocolate covered almonds along with some Jordan almonds and semi sweet baking chocolate adding it to your recipe.  It was wonderfully awesome.  If you omit the Jordan’s. It would have s great similarity to pignoli cookies.  

    Rating: 5
  9. I have made these cookies more than once and this recipe is my favorite of all sugar cookies.  

    Rating: 5
  10. SO LIKE UMM… My cookies are not cookies anymore… kinda turned into a flat giant cookie proably too much butter.idk. but hey they taste good

    Rating: 4
    • I’m sorry they ran together, but I am glad you enjoyed the taste! I have not had that problem but it sounds as if they could have been placed too closely together. I hope that helps. Thanks

  11. These are my all-time favorite cookies. Every time my school has any sort of event, I am begged to make them. They are so good. This recipe is definitely a keeper.

    Rating: 5
  12. Absolutely addicted to these!

    Rating: 5
  13. Made these as a gift. They were well recieved and the comments were yummy my new favorite cookie!

    Rating: 5
  14. I made these yesterday and turned out perfect! Although I replace granulated sugar with cane sugar and used 1 cup sugar instead of 1 1/4 cups. 

    Rating: 5

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