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

3.2 from 25 votes

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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