Chewy Sugar Cookies
About 24 cookies
  • 2¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1½ cups sugar, plus ⅓ cup for rolling
  • 2 ounces cream cheese, softened and cut into 8 pieces
  • 6 T unsalted butter, melted and still warm
  • ⅓ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 T whole milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  2. Whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  3. Place 1½ cups sugar and cream cheese in a large bowl.
  4. Place remaining ⅓ cup sugar in a shallow dish and set aside.
  5. Pour warm butter over sugar and cream cheese and whisk to combine.
  6. Whisk in oil until incorporated.
  7. Add egg, milk and vanilla; whisk until smooth.
  8. Add flour mixture and mix with a rubber spatula until a soft, homogeneous dough forms.
  9. Roll dough into 2 T balls. Roll balls in sugar and place on prepared baking sheets.
  10. Using bottom of greased cup, flatten dough balls to 2 inches in diameter.
  11. Sprinkle tops of cookies evenly with sugar.
  12. Bake 11-13 minutes or until edges are set and beginning to brown.
  13. Let cookies cool on sheets for 5 minutes and then transfer to wire rack and let cool to room temperature before serving.
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