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soft & chewy sugar cookies

(5 ratings)
Recipe by
Annamaria Settanni McDonald
Brooklyn, OH

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 ratings)
prep time 30 Min
cook time 10 Min

Ingredients For soft & chewy sugar cookies

  • 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
  • 1/2 tsp
    pure vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp
    lemon extract
  • 1 Tbsp
    dried lemon peel
  • 1/2 c
    sugar for rolling cookies

How To Make soft & chewy sugar cookies

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

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