Super Soft Sugar Cookie Recipe

I love soft sugar cookies! That is one treat I have NO control of. When I’m pregnant, I can really eat them all day long. If you are looking for an easy sugar cookie recipe, you have got to try these cookies!

Serves: 36 cookies

Super Soft Sugar Cookie

10 minPrep Time

11 minCook Time

21 minTotal Time

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  • 3/4 cup of butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup of granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 teaspoons McCormick Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons of baking powder
  • 2 1/4 cups of all purpose flour

  • Frosting Ingredients:

  • 2 1/2 cups of powdered sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons of unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 Tablespoon of vanilla extract
  • 3 Tablespoons of milk


  1. In a large bowl, cream together butter and granulated sugar. Mix in eggs and vanilla until combined. Then add your salt, baking powder and flour. Mix until the batter is lump free.
  2. Cover and chill for at least one hour.
  3. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  4. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Roll cookies into balls and flatten a little. Try and make your cookies all the same size. (You could use a medium size cookie scoop also.)
  5. Bake for 10-11 minutes (check at 8 minutes and watch them) You want them a little golden brown on the bottom. Remove from cookie sheet about 1 minute after cooking them.
  6. When cookies have completely cooled, prepare frosting. In a medium bowl, beat together the powdered sugar and butter until creamy. Add vanilla and 1 Tbsp milk at a time until your frosting reaches desired consistency.
  7. Frost cookies and top with sprinkles. Let your frosting set. Once it is set, store in an air tight container.
Recipe Type: Cookies
293 cal
1 g
57 g
11 g

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68 Responses to “Super Soft Sugar Cookie Recipe”

  1. Susan Rasmussen
    Made these for Memorial Day and my family loved them. I'm always on the look out for soft cookies, and these were wonderful. I used cream in the frosting and it also was delicious. It's great to have a sugar cookie recipe that I don't have to roll out and cut. Thanks so much.
  2. I made this recipe for my family as a little desert. Sadly, I found that the cookies tasted too much like baking soda. I would not bake this recipe again, but if I were to, I would not use as much baking soda and also add sugar to the cookie dough recipe.
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  3. mmartin
    I am new to cookie making and my cookies turned into a blob. They felt too soft and were melting in my hand I feel like I followed the instructions. I am trying again to see if they turn out better maybe I should add more flour? I sure hope I don't get berated like the last person that made an honest mistake and mentioned here. Honestly I felt like I was reading comments from Gordon Ramsey
  4. Grace Smith
    Haven't made them yet but going by the comments I'm going to, this morning! My daughter loves the frosted cookies that are so popular at stores right now, but I can't see paying those crazy prices so now I'll try yours. I will be back to post my results...
    • You could reduce the amount of vanilla. You can color the frosting any color you want too. That is always a hit with the kids. I'm so glad they turned out and you had fun with 3 year old twins. The twins in our family just turned 2 on Dec 26. Such a fun age and with twins it's double the fun!! Have a Happy New Year!
    • If you want pure white cookies, you could use white vanilla extract instead, tastes the same but doesn't give light colored baking an off-white color.... you could also go a different route and use almond extract or coconut extract, a few drops of food coloring for color, the possibilities are endless. :)
  5. LuLuLaru
    I just made these for my son to take to school. Best soft sugar cookie recipe yet. Great to find one that I don't have to roll out and cut. They are kid approved from my family. I didn't have any problems with the cookie recipe being dry, or the cookies being dry. Perfect!! Many thanks!!! :)
  6. Just made the cookie dough .....for me it’s like sticky dough/batter .... is this normal ? I plan on leaving it overnight in fridge and rolling it out tomorrow to cut into bunny shapes... I feel like I did something wrong ?! Used the handheld mixer 😞😞😞 help!

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