Soft & Chewy Sugar Cookies Recipe

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Soft & Chewy Sugar Cookies

Annamaria Settanni McDonald


Nothing beats a soft and chewy cookies. They're even great with store bought vanilla frosting in a tub. I love decorating them with my daughter and gives us a great bonding time. If the lemon extract throws you off a bit, use less lemon and more vanilla.

★★★★★ 5 votes
30 Min
10 Min


2 3/4 c
all purpose flour
1 tsp
baking soda
1/2 tsp
baking powder
1/2 tsp
1 c
butter, softened
1 1/2 c
white sugar
1/2 tsp
pure vanilla extract
1 tsp
lemon extract
1 Tbsp
dried lemon peel
1/2 c
sugar for rolling cookies


1Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
2In a small bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
3Using a mixer, beat together the butter and sugar until smooth and very fluffy.
4Beat in egg, vanilla extract, lemon extract and lemon peel.
5Gradually blend in the dry ingredients.
6Roll rounded teaspoonfuls of dough into balls, and roll in sugar. Place on lined cookie sheets about 1 1/2 inches apart.
7Bake 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until lightly browned.
8Let stand on cookie sheet two minutes before removing to cool on wire racks.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Hashtags: #sugar, #chewy