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Easy Sugar Cookie Recipe (Soft and Chewy)
5 from 6 votes

Easy Soft and Chewy Sugar Cookies

Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Total Time
22 mins

Quick and easy sugar cookies recipe, made with simple ingredients. Soft and chewy. Decorate with frosting. Holds its shape! No spreading! No chilling! 

Servings: 36 Cookies
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Calories: 111 kcal
Author: CakeWhiz


  • 1 cup Butter Unsalted, Room temperature
  • 1 cup Granulated sugar
  • 1 Egg Large
  • 1 tbsp Vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp Almond extract Optional
  • 2.5 cups All-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp Baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp Baking powder
  • 1/2 cup Granulated sugar For rolling cookie dough balls


  1. In a large mixing bow, cream together butter sand sugar until light and fluffy.

  2. Add egg, extracts and mix until smooth.

  3. Add flour, baking powder, baking soda and mix until just combined to a cook dough consistency.

  4. Scoop out small portions of the dough and make balls. 

  5. Roll in a bowl of granulated sugar.

  6. Place them on a cookie tray, lined with parchment paper.

  7. Bake at 350 degrees for 12 minutes or until edges are firm and light golden brown.

  8. Allow them to cool down and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

  • Read all my tips above.
  • Leftovers can be stored in a sealed cookie jar at room temperature for up to 3 days. 
Nutrition Facts
Easy Soft and Chewy Sugar Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 111 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 3g15%
Cholesterol 18mg6%
Sodium 64mg3%
Potassium 19mg1%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 165IU3%
Calcium 7mg1%
Iron 0.4mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.