This is the go-to cookie recipe in our house because it is so quick and easy to put together, and it tastes great! It's also a versatile cookie.
You can top it with green and red sprinkles (like we did for our Cookies and Cocoa party), or sprinkle on some cinnamon and sugar and you'll have a great snickerdoodle. You could also roll it in some pink sanding sugar and have something pretty that would work great at a tea party. And if you ever just want some cookie dough, this hits the spot.
CHEWY SUGAR COOKIES
- 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
Add the flour, salt, and baking powder into a bowl, mix, and set aside.
In another bowl, add the softened (room temperature) butter, eggs. sugar, and vanilla. Beat with an electric mixer until smooth -- ab0ut a minute.
In three or four batches, add the dry ingredients to the wet, mixing until incorporated.
Lainey's favorite part.
Roll them into one inch balls or roll the dough out using a rolling pin and cut out shapes using a cookie cutter. Top them with sprinkles, sanding sugar, cinnamon and sugar, or anything else you can think of. Place on a Silpat.
Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes. I take them out when there just starts to be the slightest hint of browning along the bottom.
And here's what you get... Soft, chewy, and sweet cookies with a touch of salt. I'm warning you, you will not be able to eat just one.