Chewy Sugar Cookies

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Introducing Chewy Sugar Cookies—a delightful treat that’s both quick and easy to make, ready in under 30 minutes! These cookies boast crispy golden-brown edges, yet they’re wonderfully soft, gooey, and chewy in the center. Enjoy them plain or elevate them for the holiday season with your favorite frosting and sprinkles.

Why You’ll Adore This Recipe:

  • Chewy Sugar Cookies offer the perfect blend of soft, gooey centers and crispy edges, making them a holiday favorite.
  • This is the ultimate sugar cookie recipe for the holiday season, requiring just under 30 minutes to prepare.
  • Enjoy them plain or frost them with your preferred frosting and sprinkles for festive flair.
  • Made with grass-fed butter, these cookies boast incredible flavor without being overly sweet.
  • Quick and easy to make, using ingredients you likely already have on hand in your kitchen.
  • No chilling required, making them a breeze to bake anytime.
  • Ideal for the holiday season or as a thoughtful gift for someone special.
  • Pair them with a glass of milk or a comforting cup of coffee for a delightful treat!

Helpful Tips and Tricks:

  • Use softened grass-fed butter—not melted or completely at room temperature. The butter should be firm but easy to indent with a finger.
  • Forgot to soften your butter? Speed up the process by placing a bowl of boiling water over the butter for about 5 minutes to soften it without melting.
  • Avoid overmixing your ingredients. When adding the flour, mix until just combined.
  • Keep an eye on the cookies while baking, as oven temperatures can vary. Look for golden brown edges to determine when they’re ready.

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Can I use dairy-free butter instead of grass-fed?
  • Can I use gluten-free flour instead of all-purpose?
    While all-purpose flour works best, you can use a 1:1 gluten-free flour blend such as Bob’s Red Mill or King Arthur’s, though the texture may differ slightly.
  • Can I make this recipe with a vegan egg replacement like a flax egg?
    While untested, a flax egg may work as a vegan substitute. If you try it out, let me know how it turns out!

Chewy Sugar Cookies

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Dessert
Servings 28 cookies


  • 2.5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1 cup grass-fed butter
  • 1.5 cups cane sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup sugar for coating


  • Preheat oven to 325°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
  • Using an electric mixer with a whisk attachment, cream together softened butter and 1.5 cups of cane sugar on medium speed for about 3 minutes until light and fluffy.
  • Add eggs and vanilla extract, then mix until just combined.
  • Switch to a paddle attachment, reduce speed to low, and gradually add the flour mixture until just combined. Avoid overmixing.
  • Place remaining sugar in a bowl. Using a cookie scoop, form dough into balls, coat each ball in sugar, and place them on the prepared baking sheet.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes or until edges are golden brown.
  • Allow cookies to cool for 5 minutes before removing from the baking sheet. Enjoy!


  • Softened grass-fed butter works best for this recipe.
  • If butter is not softened, use the boiling water method to soften it.
  • Avoid overmixing the ingredients.
  • Keep an eye on the cookies while baking to ensure they don’t overcook.

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