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Soft Sugar Cookies

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  • Author: Rebecca Neidhart


This soft and chewy sugar cookie recipe is going to become your new go-to recipe. They come together in just minutes and give you a super flavorful, perfectly tender sugar cookie without the work of rolling and cutting cookies.


  • 1 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg + 1 large egg yolk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder


Preheat the oven to 350° and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.

Place the melted butter, sugars, and salt in the bowl of a stand mixer. With the paddle attachment, beat the mixture on medium low speed for about 5 minutes, or until the mixture is cohesive and slightly thickened.

Add the egg, egg yolk, and vanilla extract. Mix on medium until the eggs are well combined.

In a separate bowl, measure out the flour, baking soda, and baking powder. Mix it together, then add it to the wet ingredients.

Stir the flour in on low speed until the cookies dough has come together. Scrape down the paddle and bowl with a rubber spatula to make sure everything is thoroughly combined.

Using a large cookie scoop, portion out the sugar cookie dough. Place six cookies on each baking sheet with several inches between each cookie.

Place it on a rack in the middle of the oven and bake for 12-15 minutes, or until the cookies are golden brown around the edges. If you want your cookies to be very soft, opt for less time. Baking them for 15 minutes with give them a chewier, slightly crisp edge.