THE BEST SUGAR COOKIES
1 hour 25 minutes
The perfect soft and chewy sugar cookies: just the right amount of softness with a tiny bit of chewiness and a buttery vanilla taste. Simple and easy recipe.
‣ 2 3/4 cup all-purpose flour ‣ 1 teaspoon baking soda ‣ 1/2 teaspoon baking powder ‣ 1/2 teaspoon salt ‣ 1 cup unsalted butter, softened ‣ 2 cup granulated sugar, divided ‣ 1 egg ‣ 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Add flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt to a large bowl. Whisk the ingredients thoroughly, then set the bowl aside.
MIX DRY INGREDIENTS
Using a stand mixer (or hand mixer + large bowl) cream together the butter and 1 1/2 cups sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 3-5 minutes.
CREAM BUTTER AND SUGAR
Reduce mixer speed and blend in vanilla and egg.
ADD EGG AND VANILLA
Remove bowl from mixer. Using a spatula, blend in the dry ingredients you prepared in step 1. Mix until dough is firm, then chill for 1 hour.
MIX IN THE DRY INGREDIENTS
Using a cookie scoop, scoop out some dough, roll it into a ball, coat it with sugar, and place the cookie ball on a baking sheet covered in parchment paper. Once done, bake!
FORM THE COOKIES