Nicole Carey

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July 1, 2020

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Copycat Potbelly Sugar Cookies!


Potbelly Sugar Cookies are one of my ALL-TIME fave cookies! I know you all have been waiting for me to send/share this recipe and I’m SO HAPPY I’m now prepared to do so!

These are my go-to if I’m wanting a little sugar fix.. there is NOTHING better than a sugar cookie that is ooey-gooey on the inside and a little crisp on the outside! My heart has room for regular cut and frosted sugar cookies but these are also at the top of my list!

The baking time can be adjusted to how you like your level of soft vs crunchy! I personally like them this way but the recipe can be tailored to your preference! The taste is down and that is all that matters!!!

Oh my GOODNESS.. you guys!! I made my FIRST EVER YouTube video today of me making these cookies!!!!! I cannot believe I did this all on my own… It’s obviously not professional quality by ANY means whatsoever but I wanted to have a little tutorial for you all to be able to quickly watch to understand how to make them! I hope you take the time to go to my YouTube channel and watch it! I would love if you would like & subscribe as well to always stay updated on my FUTURE videos!!!! I hope to get better with time!!! I will link the video below as well for you!!!!

I hope you enjoy these as much as I do! Please tag and share your photos of your cookies when you make them!! I would love to see how they turn out! <3

Also! Be sure to subscribe to my blog so you can get notifications straight to your inbox when my next recipe is released! I would also love to know what types of recipes you are wanting to see in the future! Comment or message me and I will make it happen!

I love you all and I’m so grateful for all the support that has been shown in the past couple of days since releasing my website! I can’t wait to see where this will take us!!

xo, Nicole Carey

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Copycat Potbelly Sugar Cookies!

  • Author: Nicole Carey
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 8
  • Total Time: 13 minutes
  • Yield: 15 LARGE cookies 1x


Ooey-Gooey PERFECTION intertwined with a sparkling sugar crunch! These sugar cookies are about to be your new GO-TO and your guests will want to know the recipe!!!


  • 2¾ cup All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 tsp. Baking Soda
  • ½ tsp. Baking Powder
  • 1 cup Salted Butter; partially melted (some soft sections, some melted sections)
  • 1½ cups Granulated Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 3 Tb. Vanilla
  • Sparkling Sugar; small bowl for dipping!


  1. In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda and baking powder. Set aside.
  2. Partially melt butter in the microwave. Some butter should be melted and some should still be soft.
  3. In a mixer, or with a large bowl and hand mixer cream together partially melted butter and white sugar.
  4. Add in vanilla, mix until combined.
  5. Add in egg, mix until combined.
  6. Gradually add in dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Mix until all ingredients are thoroughly combined. It should look a little fluffy!
  7. Cookie scoop larger balls of dough out. Roll them in your hand to warm the dough up just a little. Then roll them in (LOTS OF) sparkling sugar until fully covered!
  8. Place on silicone mat protected baking sheet and bake at 375 degrees for 8-9 minutes!! If they look under-cooked, DON’T overthink it!!! Pull them out and let them cool on the cookie tray for 8-9 minutes while the other tray is baking. Once its time to switch pans, let them cool on a rack for about 45 min – 1 hour and they should be all good to go!!! ENJOY!
  • Category: Dessert

Keywords: cookies, sugarcookies, potbelly, potbellysugarcookies


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  1. Nicole Carey says:

    My FAVE sugar cookies!!!!

  2. Julie Hills says:

    OMG Can’t wait to make these!!!! Thanks for sharing!!

    • Nicole Carey says:

      YAY!!!!! 🙂 I cannot wait to see how they turn out!! If you have any questions send me a message on my IG @nicolecareyco

      Post a pic tagging me & I’ll be sure to share it as well. Thank you Julie!!! Hope you have a wonderful rest of your day! Cookies will make it even better! 😉

      xo, Nicole Carey!

      • Julie Hills says:

        Oh my goshhhhhh these were a hit!!!! Seriously the best sugar cookies I’ve ever made (according to my hubby) and they taste exactly like Potbelly!!! Can’t wait to make them again!! 🙂

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