Soft Sugar Cookies

Prep Time 10 hrs
Cook Time 7 mins
Total Time 10 hrs 7 mins

These Soft Sugar Cookies are easy to make and great for birthdays and other special occasions. The sugar cookies are perfectly soft and have a delicious homemade icing on top. Decorate with any color sprinkles you like!

Love sugar cookies? Check out my Soft Maple Sugar Cookies and Soft Sprinkle Sugar Cookies recipes too!

Soft Sugar Cookie Recipe

These Soft Sugar Cookies With Icing And Sprinkles Are Perfect For Birthdays

When friends contact me for birthday requests, they usually ask for cupcakes. Big surprise right? 🙂 Occasionally they will branch out from the cupcakes and ask for a layered cake. But I have never been asked to make cookies. Seriously, never! Cookies say picnic or lunchbox, but they do not say Birthday. But being a good friend, I was committed to delivering what the birthday girl wanted.

So after much soul cookie searching, I decided on soft sugar cookies with icing…or as more often known Lofthouse Sugar Cookies. These cookies are scarily close to the store bought version. I can’t even begin to tell you how dangerous this will be for me, my jeans, and my sprinkle collection. Yes, I said sprinkle collection. A girl can never have too many sprinkles!

P.S. Boy was I wrong! Cookies can scream Birthday, or at least these cookies can!

Soft Sugar Cookies With Icing Recipe

Yield: 4 dozen cookies

Soft Sugar Cookies

Four sugar cookies stacked on top of each other with sprinkles.

These homemade sugar cookies are perfectly soft and have a delicious homemade icing on top. They're great for birthdays and special occasions because you can decorate with any color sprinkles you like!

Prep Time 10 hours
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 10 hours 7 minutes

Ingredients

Cookies:

  • 6 cups flour, divided
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup butter, at room temperature
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups light sour cream

Icing:

  • 1 cup butter, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 6 tablespoons heavy cream
  • Sprinkles

Instructions

For the cookies:In a medium bowl, whisk 5 cups of flour, baking soda, and baking powder; set aside.

In the bowl of a stand mixer with the paddle attachment, cream the butter and granulated sugar at medium speed until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Scrape down the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula as needed. Add the eggs, one at a time beating until each is incorporated. Add the vanilla and sour cream and beat at low speed until combined.

Add the dry ingredients and beat at low speed until just combined, about 30 seconds, scraping down the bowl as needed. Dough needs to obtain the right consistency for rolling, so add additional flour, 1/4 cup at a time, until this is achieved (up to 1 cup more flour). Divide dough into two sections. Flatten into rectangles about 1 1/2 inches thick, then wrap with plastic wrap. Chill in the refrigerator overnight.Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper or spray them with nonstick cooking spray, set aside.

Generously flour a work area and rolling pin. With a rolling pin, roll the dough out to 1/4-inch thickness. Using a 2 1/2-inch round cookie cutter, cut out circles and transfer to a baking sheet. Bake for 7-8 minutes, until pale golden. Immediately transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool.

For the frosting:To make the frosting, in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together the butter and vanilla. Slowly beat in the powdered sugar. Once smooth and creamy, add in heavy cream, 1 tablespoon at a time until the desired spreading consistency is achieved.

Once cookies have cooled completely, frost and add sprinkles. Allow frosting to set, then store in an air-tight container. Let cookies sit overnight before serving to allow the flavors to develop.

Notes

Recipe Note: Make sure and let these sit overnight!

Adapted from RecipeSecrets.net

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

24

Serving Size:

2 cookies

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 435Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 73mgSodium: 216mgCarbohydrates: 60gFiber: 1gSugar: 35gProtein: 5g

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Jessica
I'm a trial & error, self taught, sugar addict who thankfully learned how to survive in the kitchen! I am also a wife, mama of 3.
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