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Perfectly Chewy Sugar Cookies

Chewy sugar cookies rolled in festive sprinkles are perfect for holiday baking! 
Side Shot of the Perfectly Chewy Sugar Cookies Ready to be Enjoyed by the Whole Family

One of the special things about this time of year is that it is a time for traditions.  It seems that each family has their own traditions, whether it’s cutting down their own Christmas tree, watching a certain Christmas movie every year, making a certain thing for breakfast on Christmas morning, taking a family photo…the list could go on.  My family has quite a few traditions, which sadly as I’ve gotten older I haven’t been able to participate in.  I suppose with the start of my new family it’s time to start our own traditions, right?!

One tradition that I loved growing up was making Christmas sugar cookies.  Most years we would do this and it was an all-family affair.  My mom would make the dough the night before, my grandpa would roll the dough out, the kids were in charge of the cookie cutters, and everyone helped with the cookie decorating.  Inevitably, someone always decorated a Rudolph cookie as a “wounded deer” but I suppose that was just part of the tradition.

Perfectly Chewy Sugar Cookies Presented Beautifully on the Kitchen Table
I wasn’t able to be a part of the Christmas cookie making this year, and honestly the idea of doing it on my own was overwhelming.  Making and decorating cut out cookies is a lot of work!  I found this recipe for chewy sugar cookies, and crossed my fingers that they would be able to fulfill my annual sugar cookie craving.  I have to say, these certainly did!
Perfectly Chewy Sugar Cookies with the Focus on One Cookie Missing a Bite

Perfectly Chewy Sugar Cookies

Well, I am all about a perfectly chewy sugar cookie, and these did not disappoint.  Not only were they chewy the next day, but continued to stay chewy for days.  I sometimes roll mine in some shimmery sugar but this time I used bigger sugar perils that were also fun!  You could use any sort of festive sprinkles you’d like.
Easy, delicious, and festive…perfect for the holidays!
Perfectly Chewy Sugar Cookies Served on the Table with Five Cookies Blurred in the Background

perfectly chewy sugar cookies

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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup 2 sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • sprinkles

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In medium bowl combine flour, baking powder, and salt and mix to combine.
  • Set aside.
  • In large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar with electric mixer until smooth, about 1 minute.
  • Add eggs, one at a time, scraping down the sides of the bowl after each addition.
  • Add extracts and mix to combine.
  • Add flour mixture slowly, and mix on low until completed distributed.
  • Put sprinkles into a bowl.
  • Roll dough into 1-inch balls and roll in sprinkles.
  • Place on prepared baking sheet and bake 8-10 minutes.
  • They may not appear completely set up, but they will firm up while cooling.
  • Cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes, then transfer to cooling rack to cool completely.
  • Enjoy!
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