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Easy Sugar Cookies

Find the original recipe this one was based on at Mel's Kitchen Cafe https://www.melskitchencafe.com/soft-and-chewy-drop-sugar-cookies/


  • 1 cup 2 sticks 16 tablespoon butter, softened to cool room temperature
  • 1 1/3 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Additional granulated sugar or sprinkles


  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Grease parchment paper and line pans.
  • Cream butter and sugar really well together.
  • Add eggs and vanilla. Mix and scrape the sides of the bowl as needed.
  • Add the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt separately and combine well after each addition.
  • Roll cookie dough into bouncy ball sized balls. Roll in sugar and sprinkles and place on cookie sheets.
  • Bake for 9-11 minutes.