Soft Sugar Cookies Recipe

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This Soft Sugar Cookies Recipe has got all the secrets for you plus a killer frosting recipe that will perfect these sweet little babies!


I’m posting about amazing {and I do mean amazing} cookies today!! Even though I’ve eaten my body weight in cookies and sweets this weekend at the Pillsbury bake-off, and don’t really want to eat any more sugar for the rest of my life until lunch, I’ve GOT  to share this recipe with you 🙂

I’ve been testing this recipe off and on for the last two months and finally got it to *perfection* and where you will LOVE it too.

The things I do for you….

And this glorious recipe happened to be perfect timing for Jessica’s virtual baby shower! If you are a fan of bloggers, then you’ll probably be familiar with Jess and her blog How Sweet It Is.

How Sweet Final Graphic

That sweet girl is having a baby and a HUGE group of bloggers and I are celebrating! So, I made these easy, simple, bakery-inspired cookies. They really will become one of your go-to recipes because they are melt in your mouth tender, super vanilla-y and pretty darn easy on the eyes. #iloveprettyfood If you’re in the mood for sweets, MAKE THESE and enjoy 🙂

Here are my ridiculous step by step photos that are few and far in between because my kitchen is a dark hole…use your imagination folks! You may have to use your minds to fill in the gaps! Lol!


Start by making your cookie dough. If you’ve ever made cookie dough before, then this will be super simple to do. My secret is a little hint of canola oil! It keeps them extra soft. And!! Cornstarch 🙂 Yes indeedy!!


Refrigerate the dough for a good few hours and then cut them into circles. These are going to spread to be sure to give them lots of room!! Bake until barely golden.


While the cookies are baking, whip up a simple vanilla buttercream–>butter, powdered sugar, vanilla and milk. Whip it good until its good and smooth and fluffy. {I love frosting.}


Smear this on generously to each cookie and then top with copious amounts of sprinkles 🙂


I just used a variety of sprinkles…basically what I found in my pantry that weren’t halloween sprinkles.

I would just like to say that my daughter was in hog heaven.


Try these out and let me know what you think!! Have a great day, friends!!

4.84 from 12 votes

Soft Sugar Cookies Recipe

This Soft Sugar Cookies Recipe has got all the secrets for you plus a killer frosting recipe that will perfect these sweet little babies!
servings 36
Prep Time 4 hrs
Cook Time 8 mins
Total Time 4 hrs 8 mins


for the cookies-

for the frosting-


  • Cream butter, oil and sugar together until smooth and light. Stir in eggs and vanilla and whip until light and fluffy. Stir in dry ingredients slowly until all incorporated. Refrigerate dough 2-3 hours.
  • Preheat oven to 350. Remove from refrigerator and roll out on lightly floured surface. Cut into 2 inch circles and place 2 inches apart on parchment paper lined baking sheets.
  • Bake 7-9 minutes or until barely golden brown.
  • Cool 5 minutes before removing to cooling rack.
  • For the frosting, stir butter, sugar and vanilla together with the mixer on low. Slowly pour in milk until frosting starts to come together and becomes thick, light and fluffy. {Go slow to make sure it stays on the thicker side!} Whip 1 minute. Spread each cookie with a generous amount of frosting and top with a variety of sprinkles. Serve.


Calories: 210kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 92mg | Potassium: 25mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 212IU | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 1mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Soft Sugar Cookies Recipe

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  1. Christina Moore

    5 stars
    This recipe is certainly something a cooking fan would love. But based on the results, I am guessing anyone would be excited to come up with these cookies as well. They certainly look like they come from a bakery, and I am guessing they would go well with a glass of milk.

  2. Kara Mathys @Wellnessgrit

    5 stars
    I’m ashamed to say that I’ve never had soft baked sugar cookies! This recipe looks great though so hopefully that will change! Thanks for posting it Lauren!

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  4. taylor johnson @tayloright

    5 stars
    These sugar cookies look so perfect they seem to be something you would find in the grocery store! But store-bought cookies are NOTHING like homemade! Thanks for this sugar cookie recipe!

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  6. Veronica

    5 stars
    These sugar cookies are my kid’s new favorite ,I’ve stored these goodies in a cookie jar for my family tea time.

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