Chewy Sugar Cookies


These soft and chewy sugar cookies are a Christmas cookie staple! This no-chill dough sugar cookie recipe is full of simple ingredients and comes together quickly! 

These soft and chewy sugar cookies are a Christmas cookie staple! This no-chill dough sugar cookie recipe is full of simple ingredients and comes together quickly! These soft and chewy sugar cookies are a Christmas cookie staple! This no-chill dough sugar cookie recipe is full of simple ingredients and comes together quickly! A few years ago, I hit the jackpot. The jackpot of ugly Christmas sweaters, that is.

For years I had been on a mission to find the perfect Christmas sweater (I have dreams, guys). One that was a little bit whimsy, full of personality, slightly tacky, and obnoxiously Christmasy. I had pretty lofty expectations I wasn’t sure I’d actually meet, but (you knew this was coming), I never expected I would find something that would exceed my expectations.

At this hole-in-the-wall thrift store, I found this fantastically tacky, bright red sweater with cartoon cats decorating a tree with the words, “Meowy Christmas” written across the bottom. I’m pretty sure this was a handmade, one-of-a-kind sweater someone made for their cat-loving grandma. While I feel marginally guilty wearing it in jest when it was probably made in earnest, it’s probably the most comfortable thing I own.

And I wear it proudly during this season.

And proudly when I eat these chewy sugar cookies. I’m practically a Christmas commercial.

These soft and chewy sugar cookies are a Christmas cookie staple! This no-chill dough sugar cookie recipe is full of simple ingredients and comes together quickly! I’m pretty sure it’s a law that sugar cookies must be consumed during the holidays. Whether they’re cutout sugar cookies, glazed sugar cookies, spicy molasses sugar cookies, or traditional chewy sugar cookies, it would be pretty sad to go through the whole season without some sort of sugar cookie making an appearance (or multiple appearances–I’m not here to judge) in your Christmas life.

We usually do the whole frosted-cutout-sugar-cookies-with-sprinkles (so many sprinkles, in fact, that you still find them on your counter in June), but I opted for something slightly easier this year. They’re still just as buttery and delicious, but they’re a lot less of a hassle. I mean, you don’t even have to chill the dough first. Could they be any easier?

These soft and chewy sugar cookies are a Christmas cookie staple! This no-chill dough sugar cookie recipe is full of simple ingredients and comes together quickly!

Rich, buttery, and chewy. Sugar done right.

Chewy Sugar Cookies

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Yield: About 3 Dozen Cookies

Chewy Sugar Cookies

These soft and chewy sugar cookies are a Christmas cookie staple! This no-chill dough sugar cookie recipe is full of simple ingredients and comes together quickly!

Ingredients

    Chewy Sugar Cookies
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract (optional, but it adds an extra layer of flavor)
  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • Topping
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar, for dipping

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper (or coat with baking spray).
  2. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy, about 1 minute. Add in the egg, vanilla extract, and almond extract; beat until combined.
  3. Add in flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Mix until just combined, making sure to scrape down the sides of the bowl every now and again.
  4. Roll dough into 1" balls, and roll in sugar.
  5. Place on baking sheet, about 2" apart. Bake for 10-11 minutes, or until cookies have set.
  6. Allow to cool.
  7. Enjoy!
  8. Feel free to frost them or cover them with a glaze, if desired.
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These soft and chewy sugar cookies are a Christmas cookie staple! This no-chill dough sugar cookie recipe is full of simple ingredients and comes together quickly!

Here are some other favorite cookie recipes:

Soft-Baked Cutout Sugar Cookies

Chewy Molasses Sugar Cookies

These chewy molasses sugar cookies are one of my favorite Christmas cookie recipes! They are rich, chewy, and have just a hint of spice to make them perfect for the holidays!

Soft-Baked Lemon Glazed Sugar Cookies

 

 


7 comments

  1. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice says:

    Your ugly sweater sounds perfect, Michelle! I’ve been to my fair share of ugly sweater parties over the years,and it’s amazing to me how many people hunt for the ugliest sweater and sell them for lots of $$ on ebay (where I bought mine). Now onto these cookies…YES! Chewy sugar cookies are my number one favorite, they even beat chocolate chippers. These look perfect, Michelle!

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