Sugar Cookies

Soft & Chewy Sugar Cookies – Perfect for Decorating

Hi loves❤️

For me personally, my favorite time to bake is the when the temperature starts to drop here in Indiana. I love when the kitchen is filled with warm air from the oven and I can relax by trying a new Pinterest recipe.

One of my top missions this year was to find the BEST sugar cookie recipe. Good news? After months of searching, I have finally found it. This recipe was originally found on Pinterest. I tried out a few recipes before in the past couple of years but none of them can top this recipe.

When these cookies came out of the oven, I won’t lie – they looked a little underdone. This was a disclaimer in the original recipe, but I was a little weary. FEAR NOT. After cooling down these raw looking cookies turned into soft chewy delicious sugar cookies.

If you want to see the original recipe for yourself, check it out.



30 – 32 Cookies

Prep time

30 minutes

Cooking time

7 minutes


  • 2 3/4 Cups All-Purpose Flour

  • 1 tsp Baking Soda

  • 1/2 tsp Baking Powder

  • 1/2 tsp Salt

  • 1 Cup Unsalted Butter, Room Temperature

  • 1 Cup + 2 Tbsp Granulated Sugar

  • 2 Tbsp Brown Sugar

  • 1 Egg

  • 2 tsp Vanilla Extract

  • 1/4 Cup Sugar (Additional for Rolling)


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line Baking Sheet with Silicone Baking Mats or Parchment Paper.
  • Combine Flour, Baking Soda, Baking Powder & Salt in a medium sized bowl.
  • Cream the butter and sugars tougher in a large mixer bowl on medium speed until light in color and fluffy. ( I used a hand mixer)
  • Add the egg and mix until well combined.
  • Mix in the vanilla extract.
  • Combine the dry & wet ingredients until the dough is thick. The dough should not be sticky.
  • Create 1 to 2 Tablespoon sized balls of cookie dough. Roll in additional sugar to coat. Sit balls on baking sheet.
  • Bake cookies for 7-8 minutes. Remove just before the edges begin to turn golden. The cookies will be a little puffy when you take them out of the oven but will fill a bit as they cool.

This recipe will definitely be added to my recipe box. I love a classic sugar cookie. My next moutain? Find a great Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe. I LOVE the ones Kroger makes, but have not found a recipe that holds up to them.

Do you have a favorite cookie? What is one of your favorite items to bake? Let me know below!!

Soft and Chewy Sugar Cookies Pinterest PIN

Check out more Receipes from Kate’s life.

Much love,


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