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4.43 from 21 votes

Soft Cakey Sugar Cookies

The best soft sugar cookie
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: sugar cookies
Servings: 8
Calories: 218kcal



  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a baking tray with parchment and set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder, cornstarch and salt.
  • In a mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter and ½ cup sugar until fluffy, about 2 to 3 minutes. Add the egg and vanilla and mix well. Scrape bowl as needed. Mix in the dry ingredients until incorporated.
  • Use an ice cream scoop to portion the dough onto the lined sheet tray. (I use a 1/3-ounce scoop.) Use a damp palm to just slightly flatten the dough mounds, then sprinkle the tops with sugar.
  • Bake for 10 to 11 minutes or until tops are set and edges are lightly browned.


Calories: 218kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 51mg | Sodium: 83mg | Potassium: 55mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 384IU | Calcium: 20mg | Iron: 1mg