Soft and Chewy Christmas Sugar Cookies on a tray

Soft and Chewy Sugar Cookies

Delicious soft sugar cookies that are easy to make and decorate.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Cooling Time 30 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Author Beverly


  • 1 Cup Butter Softened
  • 1 1/3 Cups Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 2 1/2 Cups All Purpose Flour
  • Sprinkles for Decorating
  • Gel Frosting


  1. Pre heat oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.

  3. Cream butter and sugar on medium speed using an electric mixer.

  4. Add egg to mixture and beat on medium for about a minute.

  5. Add vanilla extract and beat on medium until incorporated into mixture. 

  6. Sift together flour, salt, baking powder, and baking soda. 

  7. Add dry ingredients a little at a time to mixture, beating on medium between each addition. 

  8. Using a scoop or your hands, take about 2 TBS of the dough and roll into balls. 

  9. Place cookie dough balls on prepared pans. 

  10. Bake for 12-13 minutes. Oven temps vary, so check them at 10 minutes. 

  11. Allow to cool completely before decorating. Store in an air tight container for several days.