Soft Sugar Cookies

close-up photo of a plate of sugar cookies

I’ve been wanting to try out some soft sugar cookie recipes lately. This week, I used a recipe I found on Lovin’ from the Oven.  The cookies looked easy to make, sounded delicious, and seemed like perfect cookies to dress up in Christmas colors.

photo of a stack of cookies

The cookies came out really soft. I liked them, but not as much as normal sugar cookies.  Boyfriend really liked these and liked them better than regular sugar cookies.

photo of a stack of cookies

Soft sugar cookies (adapted from Lovin’ from the Oven)

Ingredients

1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
14 Tbsp (1 3/4 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
1 Tbsp vanilla extract
2 large eggs
sugar or sprinkles for decorating

Directions

1. In a
separate bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder, and salt together and
set aside.

2. Beat the butter and 1 1/2
cups sugar together in a large bowl using an electric mixer on medium
speed until light and fluffy, 3-6 minutes. Beat in the vanilla, then
the eggs, one at a time, until combined, about 30 seconds, scraping
down the bowl & beaters as needed.

3. Reduce the
mixer speed to low and slowly mix in the flour mixture until combined,
about 30 seconds. Give the dough a final stir with a rubber spatula to
make sure dough is combined. Refrigerate dough for at least an hour.

photo of a bowl with batter

4. Heat oven to 350°F. Using
palms, roll 1 Tablespoons of dough at a time into balls, then roll in
sugar or sprinkle. Place balls on baking sheets, spaced 2 inches apart.

photo of two bowls with green and red sprinklesphoto of dough balls topped with sprinkles ready to be baked

5. Bake
cookies, until the edges are set and just
beginning to brown but the centers are still soft and puffy, 10-12
minutes.

close-up photo of a plate of sugar cookies

Looking for more cookie recipes? Be sure to check out my Cinnamon Cappuccino Cookies which are like snickerdoodles, but with a coffee twist.

Soft Sugar Cookies

Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
These cookies are easy to make and bake up nice and soft. I like to roll them in sprinkles for decoration before they’re baked.

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 14 tbsp (1 3/4 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • sugar or sprinkles for decorating

Directions:

  1. In a separate bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder, and salt together and set aside.
  2. Beat the butter and 1 ½ cups sugar together in a large bowl using an electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy, 3-6 minutes. Beat in the vanilla, then the eggs, one at a time, until combined, about 30 seconds, scraping down the bowl & beaters as needed.
  3. Reduce the mixer speed to low and slowly mix in the flour mixture until combined, about 30 seconds. Give the dough a final stir with a rubber spatula to make sure dough is combined. Refrigerate dough for at least an hour.
  4. Heat oven to 350°F. Using palms, roll 1 tablespoons of dough at a time into balls, then roll in sugar or sprinkles. Place balls on baking sheets, spaced 2 inches apart.
  5. Bake cookies, until the edges are set and just beginning to brown but the centers are still soft and puffy, 10-12 minutes.

Notes:

Recipe adapted from Lovin' from the Oven

All images and content are © Kirbie's Cravings.

8 comments on “Soft Sugar Cookies”

  1. yum!! i’ll have to try this! but this recipe is not good for cookie cutters, right?

  2. Yeah unfortunately not good for cookie cutters. These are pretty yum though. They almost taste like they have sour cream, except they don’t. I love how well these cookies hold up. Taste good even after a few days.

  3. What lovely photos and cookies. I saw your awesome photo next to my brownie photos on seriouseats.com and had to comment. You should try the Lofthouse frosted sugar cookies I made and blogged about (https://www.mangiodasola.com/2009/12/lofthouse-frosted-sugar-cookies.html). The dough is soft and cake-like, but you can also shape them with cutters.

  4. Thank you! I was pretty happy with how they turned out. =)

  5. Thanks for sharing your recipe! I will definitely try it out.

  6. Delicious! I would like to say thanks here as using your tips I made this recipe at Christmas. It was really delicious. Thanks for this recipe post. Keep posting..

  7. I’m glad you liked it

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