I love soft sugar cookies. That is one treat I have NO control of. If you are looking for an easy sugar cookie recipe, you have got to try these cookies.
Sugar cookies are a classic. With this soft sugar cookie recipe it is super simple, just roll and ice and their good to go.
Thick and soft sugar cookies are the best type of sugar cookies. These soft and chewy sugar cookies are a crowd pleaser around the holidays.
While this recipe isn’t meant for cookie cutters our Santa Sugar Cookies or our Delicious Soft Sugar Cookies are great for designing the perfect Christmas cookies. You could also mix it up a little bit and try these cute Reindeer Sugar Cookies Recipe.
What do you need to make chewy soft sugar cookies?
Soft sugar cookie ingredients:
- Softened butter
- Granulated sugar
- Vanilla extract
- Baking powder
- All-purpose flour
- Powdered sugar
With this dough, you can even make it ahead of time (a day or two) and keep it covered in the fridge until you are ready to make them. If you haven’t made the dough in that time, wrap it up tight, put it in a freezer bag and freeze it. When you want to make them, just pull out the froze dough and thaw then roll and bake them.
You can even make the cookies and keep them in an airtight container and freeze them.
This super soft sugar cookies recipe is also able to be doubled if you are looking to bring these delicious cookies to a party or giving them out as gifts to friends and family. Without doubling the recipe you will get around 36 cookies.
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Tips to make the best soft sugar cookies with frosting like the store:
- Use a sheet of parchment paper. If you don’t have parchment paper use a silicone baking mat.
- Chill the cookie dough in the fridge for at least an hour before baking the sugar cookies.
- Pull cookies from the cookie sheet after taking them out of the oven to stop the baking process.
- If you are wanting pure white frosting you might want to consider getting clear vanilla flavor extract as the regular vanilla extract will tint the color of the frosting.