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The Best Sugar Cookie Recipe Ever

Yields1 ServingPrep Time15 minsCook Time10 minsTotal Time25 mins

This sugar cookie recipe makes the most melt-in-your-mouth cookies you'll ever eat!

 3 cups All-purpose flour
 1 tsp Baking powder
 ¼ tsp Baking soda
 ¾ tsp Salt
 1 cup Unsalted butter
 ¼ cup Cream cheese
 1 ¼ cups Sugar
 1 Egg
 2 tsp Vanilla extract
 1 cup Sprinkles
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1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Let cream cheese and butter soften at room temperature, or soften in the microwave if you are short on time.

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2. Cream together cream cheese, butter, and sugar with an electric mixer (either hand mixer or stand mixer)

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3. Add egg, vanilla extract, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.

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4. Add flour to mixture and mix until all ingredients are combined.

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5. Roll the dough into balls 1" in diameter. If the dough is too soft, refrigerate it for an hour before rolling into balls.

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6. Dip the dough into a shallow bowl of the sprinkles! You can either just dip the top, or roll the dough in the sprinkles to get a sprinkle-covered cookie. (Important: Do NOT use the colored sugar sprinkles. . .they just melt into a mess. Use the "jimmies" or the little round ball sprinkles. They work the best! We made some unfortunate Thanksgiving ones with the wrong sprinkles. . . )

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7. Use a silpat on the cookie sheet. Place sprinkled cookie dough balls on the cookie sheet. Use a clean glass to smash the cookies into a puck shape. If the cookies aren't sprinkle-covered enough for you, pat some extras on now.

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8. Bake in the oven for 10 minutes. They should be just barely golden on the outside. Let them cool on a baking rack. They will be perfectly crisp on the outside and chewy on the inside!