Cracked Sugar Cookies

This is a nice soft center sugar cookie. If you are more of the soft bite cookie and would rather not have that crunch then this is a great idea. It is a delicious option for that sweet tooth lover. This will certainly make your day!

Cracked Sugar Cookies

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These Cracked Sugar Cookies are sweet, crunchy, and so easy to make. With just the right amount of texture and sweetness, these cookies are sure to be a hit for any occasion. Whether it’s a special family gathering or just a casual afternoon sweet treat, these cookies will be sure to satisfy. Just preheat your oven, mix the ingredients, roll out the dough, and bake for 8-10 minutes for the perfect sweet treat.


  • 1 1/4 cups white sugar

  • 1 cup butter

  • 3 egg yolks

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C). Lightly grease 2 cookie sheets.
  • Cream together sugar and butter. Beat in egg yolks and vanilla.
  • Add flour, baking soda, and cream of tartar. Stir.
  • Form dough into walnut size balls and place 2 inches apart on cookie sheet. Don’t flatten. Bake 10 to 11 minutes, until tops, are cracked and just turning color.

Following the recipe, I combined the butter, sugar, and eggs, creating a creamy and smooth base for the cookies. Then, I added the dry ingredients and gently mixed until a soft and pliable dough formed.

Using a cookie scoop, I portioned out the dough onto a baking sheet, making sure to leave some space between each cookie. The anticipation grew as the cookies baked in the oven, filling my kitchen with a warm and inviting aroma.

Once they were done, I let the cookies cool on a wire rack before taking my first bite. The soft center was everything I had hoped for, giving the cookies a delightful chewiness that melted in my mouth. The sweetness was just right, satisfying my cravings without being overwhelming.

With each bite, I couldn’t help but smile. These soft center sugar cookies truly made my day, and I could see myself enjoying them as a treat with a cup of tea or sharing them with loved ones.


Q: Why is this recipe so easy to make? A: This recipe is fairly straightforward and only requires basic ingredients, so it’s easy to make without much effort. Plus, it’s very quick and efficient, taking between 8 to 10 minutes to bake in an oven.

Q: What is the texture like? A: These cookies have a crunchy texture and light crust. The combination of the butter and sugar creates a delicious sweetness that pairs perfectly with the crunch.

Q: How can I change up the cookie shape? A: If you’d like to change up the shape, simply roll the dough out on a floured surface and use any cookie cutter you’d like to create a unique shape.

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