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Soft Sugar Cookie Recipe

This recipe makes soft sugar cookies that stay soft!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dessert
Keyword: Christmas cookies, sugar cookies
Servings: 33 Cookies


  • 2 3/4 Cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1 Cup Butter softened
  • 1 1/2 Cups White Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 Cup Sugar for rolling cookies


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Line cookie sheets with parchment paper
  • In a small bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside
  • Using a mixer, beat together the butter and sugar until smooth and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla extract.
  • Gradually blend in dry ingredients
  • Roll rounded teaspoonfuls of dough into balls and roll in sugar. Place on lined cookie sheets and 1 1/2 inches apart.
  • Baked 8 to 10 or until lightly browned
  • Let stand two minutes before removing on to cookie racks