I was on a mission to make a chewy sugar cookie that was quick and easy. No chilling and rolling out the dough, no cookie cutters. Just mix, drop and bake. After trying several recipes I had an “aha” moment and decided to incorporate some cream cheese into my recipe. Result is a chewy sugar cookie that was very easy to make. I hope you enjoy it! Let me know what you think.
Chewy Sugar Cookies
2 ¾ cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
½ tsp baking powder
1 ½ sticks of butter
4 oz cream cheese
1 ¾ cups sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
In a bowl, stir together flour, baking soda and powder, set aside.
In a large mixing bowl, cream together butter, cream cheese and sugar until smooth. Beat in the egg and vanilla. Gradually blend in dry ingredients.
Using a small cookie scoop, drop round balls onto a cookie sheet lined with a Silpat. Sprinkle with raw or colored sugar.
Bake for 7-9 minutes or until lightly browned.