Chewy Sugar Cookies

They might be simple, but these Chewy Sugar Cookies are a classic!

They might be simple, but these Chewy Sugar Cookies are a classic!Technology is a pretty cool thing.  I remember back in college when one of my friends got a fancy new cell phone.  He could actually check his email from it!  Granted, it was a special phone-only email account instead of his normal account, but it was still email…on his phone!  He even had a holster so he could wear that phone on his hip.  In my eyes, he was pretty much Batman.

Fast forward some years (more than I care to admit to myself), and now technology simplifies our lives on a daily basis.  (Or maybe it just complicates our lives…but that’s a debate for another time.)  One of my favorite technological advances?  DVR.  I can’t remember the last time we watched a show when it aired. Wait, yes I can.  It was when I was 8 years old and ran to the tv at 8pm on Friday nights to watch Full House.  Remember TGIF?

They might be simple, but these Chewy Sugar Cookies are a classic!We watch a show or two on tv each night after Robbie goes to bed, but we record everything.  Aside from the timing convenience, we have the ability to pause the show if Robbie starts crying…or the dogs want to go out…or Dad needs a snack.

And we also have the ability to fast-forward through commercials.  I seriously get annoyed at commercials when we watch live tv now.  I’ve even been known to start recording my beloved football games and then start watching them 30 minutes later.  I fast forward through the commercials, and I gradually catch back up until the game is live again.  (I just have to avoid looking at text messages from my friends about the game until I’m live…)

They might be simple, but these Chewy Sugar Cookies are a classic!Aside from during the Super Bowl, we just don’t watch commercials.  Annoying local car dealer?  Fast forward.  Some new medication to ask my doctor about?  Fast forward.  iPhone commercial featuring Cookie Monster.  Stop.  Please tell me you guys have seen this commercial??  We will actually stop fast forwarding and rewind the commercials to watch this one.  It’s that good!  (I also love all of the cookies in Cookie Monster’s kitchen.  And the photo of Elmo and Big Bird on the wall.  Best commercial ever!  Seriously!)

and then there’s the outtakes from that commercial…
Me love sugar cookies.  I know they aren’t triple chocolate chunk caramel peanut butter deluxe cookies, although those are good, too.  They’re just plain old sugar cookies.  Sometimes the classics are the best, right?  So when I had the trays of these Chewy Sugar Cookies in the oven, I admit that I felt a bit like Cookie Monster in that commercial.

They might be simple, but these Chewy Sugar Cookies are a classic!I paced back and forth in the kitchen.  I got the oven glove out so I was ready to grab the tray at the precise moment when those cookies began to turn golden brown.  I cleaned a couple dishes.  I paced back and forth again.  But my patience paid off once these Chewy Sugar Cookies came out of the oven.

Ok, well I had to let them cool first.  That involved a bit more pacing.  But then my patience paid off.  These cookies are just the way I like ’em.  Nice and chewy with a good sugar coating on top.  But now I totally understand the difficulty that comes with being Cookie Monster.  “C is for cookie…that’s good enough for me…”

They might be simple, but these Chewy Sugar Cookies are a classic!

They might be simple, but these Chewy Sugar Cookies are a classic!

Chewy Sugar Cookies

They might be simple, but these Chewy Sugar Cookies are a classic!
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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Refrigeration Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 35 minutes
Servings: 18 cookies
Calories: 259kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3 additional large egg yolks
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ Tbsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 3-4 Tbsp sparkling sugar granulated sugar or colored sprinkles

Instructions

  • Using a countertop mixer, cream the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy (~3-4 minutes on medium speed).
  • Add eggs, egg yolks and vanilla; mix on low speed until well combined.
  • Add flour, baking powder and salt; mix on low speed until well combined.
  • Roll dough into large ball and wrap with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least 60 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • On a well-floured countertop, roll dough to ½” thickness. Using a 3” round cookie cutter, cut dough into circles. Place circles on parchment-lined baking sheet at least 1” apart. Sprinkle tops of cookies generously with sugar and/or sprinkles.
  • Bake for 14-17 minutes or until edges of cookies just begin to turn brown.
  • Let cookies cool completely before removing from pan.

 

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30 Comments

  1. Oh my goodness! This brought a laugh out of me! I have not seen that commercial, but I definitely need to track in down and watch it. I love the Cookie Monster. I always remember “The Letter of the Day” from Sesame Street….”Today’s show has been brought to you by the letter C.” I will need to try these cookies, especially if they are going to bring out the Cookie Monster in me! 🙂

    1. We saw that commercial several times over a short period of time (week or two?), but then we haven’t seen it again. But it’s SO good! It takes a darn good commercial for me to want to stop and watch it again and again. I say release your inner Cookie Monster, Kathy…go for it!! 🙂 “This blog is brought to you by the letter B…”

  2. Haha – David, while you do the pacing back and forth – I do the classic cookie monster turn-oven-light-on-off with hopes they’ll be done before the timer goes off and oooh, not to forget the stick-em-in-the-freezer-to-cool-off bit!
    Speaking of classic – you cannot go wrong with a classic sugar cookie – I bet these perfumed yalls house with the best aroma ever which would make waiting even more torturous!
    And, speaking of torture, gah – even though my current 9-5 is in the advertising bizness, some commercials on repeat sure can be annoying – so thankful that technology has given us the ability to pause/fast forward TV! Now if only technology could give us a pause/fast forward/slow down remote for life eh (if Lil Shashi had such a remote, she;d have hit rewind on our 9 days in NYC and hanging out with y’all again! 🙂

    1. Oh, I’ve definitely done the whole stick the tray in the fridge to make them cool off faster. In fact, in the winter, I stick my baked goods on the back porch to get them to cool off. Nothing like some 10°F weather to cool your cookies! Oh geez, I love the idea of a life remote. There are so many times I would love to rewind to…including last Friday! Guess we’ll just have to have a sequel sometime instead. 🙂

    1. Oooo…now you’re talking, Celeste! These would indeed make good ice cream sandwiches. In fact, I stuck half the batch in the freezer, and they’re still in there. I think I need to introduce them to some ice cream. 🙂

  3. Hi David! I can’t remember the last time I made sugar cookies. With the exception of shortbread, I’m a soft chewy cookie person. And as much as I love a cookie full of chocolate chunks and nuts, sometimes a simple sugar cookie is just perfect! Cookies coming up next here!!

    1. Yes! I’m right there with ya, Dorothy. There are zillions of good add-ins for yummy cookies, but it’s just hard to beat a classic sugar cookie. Especially when it’s slightly crispy on the edges and chewy in the middle. I could eat a whole tray of those! 🙂

  4. How bout now?
    How bout now?

    How bout now?

    lol! I haven’t seen that commercial but I think I liked the outtakes better than the actual commercial! Some times nothing beats a good, old-fashioned sugar cookie! These look like they will hit the spot! And have me pacing like Cookie Monster.

    1. Oh man, those outtakes! I literally laughed until I started crying with the last line of those outtakes. “Me wish me could close me eyes.” Hah!! So clever. Good luck with the pacing. Maybe take your shoes off so you don’t annoy the neighbors? 🙂 Hope you’re doing well, my NYC friend!

  5. The fast forward feature is a game changer for sure. LOVE recording stuff, although some commercials for events coming to town or new movies do escape me, media finds its way to let me know another way! I must admit I have seen the Cookie Monster commercial several times, very funny and well done! Much prefer a soft, chewy cookie any way over a hard one and these look ripe to be dunked in chocolate!

    1. Yeah, that’s a good point. I guess I do miss commercials about local events…but geez, it’s one of those for every 200 by the local annoying car salesman. I seriously will change the channel when he comes on! Or just wander off to see if there’s any more sugar cookies left on the tray. Haha! Thanks, Kevin!

    1. I totally agree, Rahul! Normally I love a good frosting, but frosting just gets in the way when you’re talking about a good, chewy sugar cookie! Thanks! 🙂

  6. Ah, DVR. That was a while ago. Now it’s all about the streaming. I haven’t watched aired TV since sometime in the early 2000s. And yet I still complain about streaming options even though I have so many choices. #firstworldproblems
    And yeah, those early phones were cool. Now they’re ancient. Technology rocks.
    As do these sugar cookies! No matter how much time goes by, nothing will ever progress further than a perfect sugar cookie. These are classic!

    1. You know, that’s a good point. Streaming is where it’s at now. We go back and forth between DVR and streaming depending on what we’re watching. If it wasn’t for my sports, then we’d ditch cable all together! Nothing beats binge-watching tv and chowing down on some cookies, right? 🙂 Thanks, Mir!

  7. Do you have/have you seen the Sesame Street Hugs Books? Someone gave us the Cookie Monster book and it is my favorite book to read to baby G. Mostly because: Cookies :p but the lesson is cute too.
    Chewy cookies are totally where it’s at. Once the heat dies down I’ll surely be making cookies again!

    1. No! I haven’t seen the Sesame Street Hugs books yet. (I just Googled them to check.) I’m pretty sure I need the Cookie Monster one here ASAP so I can read it to Robbie…or to be more accurate, so that Robbie can chew on the corner of the book while I pretend to read it.

      Yes, it’s pretty warm to have the oven on right now…but sometimes you just gotta give in. Especially when sugar cookies are involved! 🙂 Thanks, Lauren!

  8. This Cookie Monster is such a cutie, David! And just for the record: I haven’t seen this commercial before (Cause I haven’t been watching TV for a while except the news channels, and I guess our Canadian channels are the wrong ones cause they don’t run this commercial.) I bet Cookie Monster will love having this old good classic (and yet delicious) cookies. And I’ve also heard he likes lavender sugar cookies too…just saying in case you’re interested:)

    1. Yeah, I’m thinking you guys might get different commercials up there. Like ones with curling, hockey, snow and Mounties. Haha…I kid! 🙂 I did hear that Cookie Monster likes lavender cookies…too bad he ate all of that version before I could take some photos.

    1. Tell me about it, Dawn! I don’t have enough time to sit there and watch commercials. Between Robbie’s bedtime and our bedtime, we have just enough time to squeeze in a show sans commercials. And maybe a sugar cookie or two! 🙂

  9. That is a fun commercial 🙂 Chewy cookies are the best and my favorite. These look so perfect. I love those sugar sprinkles on top. Thank you for sharing this!

    1. That is indeed a fun commercial, Kushi! You know it’s good when you actually want to watch it more than once. And speaking of more than one, multiple sugar cookies are always a good idea, too! 🙂

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