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5 from 13 votes
classic sugar cookie recipe with soft insides
Chewy Sugar Cookies
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
25 mins
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!
Course: Cookies
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chewy sugar cookies
Servings: 3 Dozen
Author: Michelle
Chewy Sugar Cookies
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract (optional)
  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar, for dipping
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper (or coat with baking spray).
  2. In a large bowl with a standing mixer or hand mixer, cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy, about 1 minute.

  3. Add in the egg, vanilla extract, and almond extract; beat until combined.

  4. 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.
  5. Roll dough into 1" balls, and roll in sugar.
  6. Place on baking sheet, about 2" apart. Bake for 10-11 minutes, or until cookies have set.
  7. Allow to cool.
  8. Enjoy!
  9. Feel free to frost them or cover them with a glaze, if desired.
Recipe Notes

*Alternately, instead of rolling in sugar, you can roll each cookie dough ball in sprinkles and bake as normal.