Chewy Sugar Cookies

March 28, 2013 · 12 comments

in desserts/sweets

During my pregnancy, I craved sugar cookies like a mad woman. I pretty much never bought them, but any opportunity to make them, I did. When it came time to whipping up a batch of cookies for Santa, my mind immediately went to a simple sugar cookie—huge emphasis on simple.

These were really easy to make, especially with the assistance of my favorite kitchen helper.

The cookies are soft and chewy, thanks to the cream cheese and oil (I know sometimes it sounds weird to add oil to cookies but I find that cookies and muffins/cakes made with oil are always really tender and moist). You can change up what you roll or top the cookies with based on the occasion. We kept them simple with just a little bit of silver decorating sugar, but these would be great with some pastel sprinkles or decorating sugar for Easter or springtime renditions. These were a big hit with our family and Santa too (yes, I’m posting them just a wee bit late). Zachary was happy to see the cookies gone the next morning – though his prediction was wrong. The night before I asked him, “Do you think Santa will eat the cookies we leave for him?” to which he replied, “I think  he’s just going to eat one of them and tell us to eat the rest.” Nice try, kid.

I’m happy to report that I have about 1/3 of a batch of these in my freezer at the moment, and these will be making a reappearance very soon.

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Michael March 28, 2013 at 10:43 am

LOVE chewy sugar cookies – just like the lofthouse-style. I’ll be making these for Easter on Sunday!

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Beth March 28, 2013 at 10:44 am

These look great! And this is just the excuse I need to go buy the tubs of Easter sprinkles that tempted me last week… :)

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Amy @ The Nifty Foodie March 28, 2013 at 11:15 am

These are my husband’s favorite cookies! I absolutely love them too…the cream cheese threw me for a loop, but like you said, with the oil, they make for a really chewy cookie. Glad you liked them too!

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Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar March 28, 2013 at 11:35 am

These look like such a treat! Yum!

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Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie March 28, 2013 at 1:09 pm

Chewy sugar cookies are the best. Wish they could be made into cutouts too.

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Mr. & Mrs. P March 28, 2013 at 3:20 pm

We are always in the mood for warm sugar cookies. Makes any day that much better…

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Eri March 28, 2013 at 6:59 pm

Both the little boy and cookies are so cute and sweet!

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LauraCYW March 28, 2013 at 8:38 pm

This look so good. And will some colorful decorating sugar they would be perfect for Spring!

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Joanne March 29, 2013 at 5:29 am

All my brother ever asks for for Christmas is sugar cookies because he loves all things plain and vanilla so much. These sound like the perfect cookie for me to make him next year! (Not that they’re plain, but you know what I mean.)

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Kerstin March 29, 2013 at 7:22 pm

Sugar cookies are my favorite type of cookie – if they’re an option, I always go for them first :) These look perfect! And your little helper is so cute!

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Kate March 29, 2013 at 11:10 pm

We need to start leaving out cookies for Santa.

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Rosie @ Blueberry Kitchen April 13, 2013 at 5:32 am

Your cookies look delicious, thanks for the recipe!

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