Healthy dinners

Chewy Sugar Cookies

This chewy sugar cookie recipe makes delicious cookies that are crisp on the outside and very chewy on the inside. Just the way I like them! These cookies are meant to be shaped or dropped. This recipe can easily be made into snickerdoodle cookies by rolling the dough in cinnamon sugar before baking.


  • 2 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1 ¼ cups margarine
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ¼ cup white sugar for decoration

Step by step

  1. Stir flour, baking soda, and salt together in a medium bowl. Beat sugar and margarine together with an electric mixer in a large bowl until smooth.
  2. Beat first egg into mixture. Beat second egg into mixture along with vanilla extract; add flour mixture and stir until dough is just combined.
  3. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and chill for 30 minutes to 1 hour.
  4. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  5. Roll dough into walnut-sized balls; roll in 1/4 cup of sugar.
  6. Place cookies 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets and flatten slightly.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven until lightly browned at the edges, about 8 to 10 minutes. Allow cookies to cool on the cookie sheets for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

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