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Perfect Chewy Sugar Cookies Recipe
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
16 mins
Total Time
31 mins

Great as gifts or brought along to dinner parties, my Perfect Chewy Sugar Cookies are a lovely golden color, with a crinkly top and sugary (and chewy!) bite!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 30
Author: Gemma Stafford
  • 2 3/4 cups (13 3/4oz/389g) all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (8oz/225g) butter, at room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups (12oz/340g) sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup (4oz/115g) sugar, for rolling
  1. Pre-heat your oven to 350°F (180°C) then line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper, set aside. 

  2. In  a medium bowl combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt, set aside. 

  3. Using a hand or stand mixer, cream the butter and the sugar together until pale and fluffy. Add in the egg and vanilla extract and mix until combined.

  4. With the mixer on low, gradually add the dry ingredients into the wet. Mix until the dough just comes together. 

  5. Roll the dough into 30 (1 tablespoon) balls then roll in sugar. Chill the rolled cookies for a minimum of 30 minutes. You could also freeze the dough at this stage. 

  6. Bake the cookies 2 inches apart for 14-16 minutes. Be sure not to over-bake to keep them soft.

  7. Remove from the oven and cool slightly before transferring to a wire rack.

  8. Once cooled cover and store the cookies in an airtight container for 3-4 days.