{RECIPE} The Perfect Chewy Sugar Cookie Recipe!

by Jillian Leslie on

This is the go-to cookie recipe in our house because it is so quick and easy to put together, and it tastes great! It's also a versatile cookie.

You can top it with green and red sprinkles (like we did for our Cookies and Cocoa party), or sprinkle on some cinnamon and sugar and you'll have a great snickerdoodle. You could also roll it in some pink sanding sugar and have something pretty that would work great at a tea party. And if you ever just want some cookie dough, this hits the spot.



  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup  butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Bake at 350F  for 8-10 minutes


Add the flour, salt, and baking powder  into a bowl, mix, and set aside.

In another bowl, add the softened (room temperature) butter, eggs. sugar, and vanilla. Beat with an electric mixer until smooth -- ab0ut a minute.

In three or four batches, add the dry ingredients to the wet, mixing until incorporated.

Lainey's favorite part.

Roll them into one inch balls or roll the dough out using a rolling pin and cut out shapes using a cookie cutter. Top them with sprinkles, sanding sugar, cinnamon and sugar, or anything else you can think of. Place on a Silpat.

Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes. I take them out when there just starts to be the slightest hint of browning along the bottom.

And here's what you get... Soft, chewy, and sweet cookies with a touch of salt. I'm warning you, you will not be able to eat just one.



  • Printabelle

    Printabelle wrote:

    The chewy ones are the best! I love how versatile these are, too. I see your daughter got the best part for helping!

  • Lindsay G

    Lindsay G wrote:

    These sound amazing!! Thanks for sharing!! I also wanted to let you know that I featured you on my blog today: http://www.artsyfartsymama.com/2012/12/pinteresting-features-n-shtuff-60.html

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    Priscilla B wrote:

    I love this recipe!! I needed it to make sugar cookies for m family's Christmas party. I put the dough in the fridge for an hour before rolling them out and cutting them into fun shapes. Delicious!

  • Crystal W

    Crystal W wrote:

    These are soft and puffy, my daughter loved helping with the sprinkles! They are so good especially accompanied with a cup of coffee. :) 5stars

  • Hannah L

    Hannah L wrote:

    How do you get the sprinkles on top to stick?

  • Tracey H

    Tracey H wrote:

    To get the sprinkles to stick, simply press the raw dough into some sprinkles poured on a plate. Then bake.

  • Shannon C

    Shannon C wrote:

    Anyone know how many cookies this yields?