Love chewy sugar cookies? Me, too! These chewy sugar cookies are so simple – and simply the best!
Chewy sugar cookies are hands down our favorite kind. Don’t get me wrong – I’ll pretty much take a sugar cookie any way I can get it: cake style, crunchy, crumbly. But in my mind, when I’m craving sugar cookies – they’re always chewy. But it’s not always easy to find the best ones.
I tried about 15 recipes, and not a single one was exactly what I was looking for. So it took a bit of trial and error, but I’m nothing if not persistent, especially when it comes to cookies. After a LOT of getting it wrong (and a lot of cookies eaten in the process), I finally nailed down the best chewy sugar cookies I’ve ever made.
They are very similar to bakery style chewy sugar cookies – however they don’t have a laundry list of weird ingredients that I can’t even pronounce. It’s all seriously simple ingredients, ones that I know are basic and have been around longer than xantham gum for sure. (PS – don’t look up what that is if you don’t want to be grossed out.)
Of course, I could never figure out the “BEST EVER” chewy sugar cookies and not share. What kind of bloggy friend would I be? And I bet ya a cookie that you won’t even have to go to the store to make a batch. It’s all basic ingredients that are in almost every kitchen.
The Best Chewy Sugar Cookies Recipe
- 1 3/4 cup all purpose flour
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter one stick, room temperature
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 whole egg + 1 egg yolk
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- optional: decorating sugar
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
In the bowl of a mixer, cream together the butter and sugar for 2-3 minutes on med-high.
Add in the whole egg, egg yolk and vanilla, then mix again until incorporated.
Put in the baking soda, salt and flour, all at once, then mix on low until it just comes together.
Bake for 7-9 minutes until the edges are barely browned. Do not overcook, or you'll have crunchy sugar cookies - not chewy ones 🙂