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Soft Sugar Cookies With Frosting Recipe

sugar cookies

 

I love Sugar Cookies! I think they are one of my favorite type of cookies, besides no-bakes :-). So I made these yummy sugar cookies that are supposed to taste similar to Lofthouse Sugar Cookies, but I don’t think they do. They have the same texture as them – since they are soft and flaky, but the icing and such is a bit different. They are still really yummy and I would make them in the future! They do take a bit to make, but in the end they are worth it!!

For the 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

For the Frosting:

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

Directions:

In a bowl cream together butter and sugar, at a medium speed, making sure it is light and fluffy. This will take around 3 minutes. Then scrape down sides of bowl with a rubber spatuala as needed, ensuring it all gets mixed. Then add the eggs one at a time. Making sure each gets incorporated well, then add vanilla and sour cream, at a low speed.

In a seperate bowl mix your flour, baking soda, and baking powder together. Once well mixed add it to the wet mixture one cup at a time ensuring it gets well mixed. Once the flour is added it will be a sticky consistency. You will then need to divide the dough into 2 sections. Flatten them into a Flatten into rectangles about 1 1/2 inches thick, then wrap with plastic wrap. Chill in the refrigerator overnight, or 2 hours till they are firmer.

When dough is ready and cooled, then 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. take one of your halves of dough and roll the dough out, till it is about 1/4 inch thick. Then use a circle cutter, or anything shape you want, and cut out design and transfer to baking sheet. Bake cookies for 6-8 minutes, you want them to be a pale golden color. Don’t bake too long as then they will be crispy cookies, and not soft.  Transfer cookies from baking dish over to a cooling rack and allow to cool completely!

Once cookies are cooled, you can make the Frosting!!

To make the frosting,  cream together the butter and vanilla. Slowly beat in the powdered sugar. Once the mixture is smooth, then add 1 tablespoon of heavy cream at a time, till you get the desired consistency you want. Add food coloring if you want colored icing. A few drops is good!  Then frost cookies and add sprinkles if you would like! Allow the frosting to set up a bit, then put cookies in an air tight container keeping them fresh!!

 

Frosted Sugar Cookies

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  1. kathleen Kennedy-Leon says

    my kids love sugar cookies and you can’t go wrong with frosting either–so these would be a big hit in our house-thanks for sharing
    wishing you and yours a New Year filled with happiness, health and Kindness!!

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