Mrslarkin's Chewy Sugar Cookie #2, winner of Your Best Chewy Sugar Cookie back in 2010, is now, nearly 10 years later, our most popular sugar cookie recipe ever. In celebration of the holidays (and sugar cookie season!), we reached out to mrslarkin to learn more about her contest-winning recipe and how she came up with it.
I created this recipe when the chewy sugar cookie contest was announced back in 2010. After a bunch of test-baking—different sugars, different temperatures—I landed on the perfect cookie: It's not too sweet, it's got the perfect crunchy-to-chewy ratio, and it's sparkly (thanks to the turbinado sugar coating).