Soft Frosted Sugar Cookies

An easy recipe for soft frosted sugar cookies!
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Servings 16 cookies
Calories 270kcal
Author Sam Merritt


Sugar Cookie Bases


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter (113g)
  • 1 cup powdered sugar (125g)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • food coloring optional
  • sprinkles, for decorating optional


  • Preheat oven to 375F (190C) and line cookie sheets with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • Combine butter and sugar in large bowl and beat with electric mixer until light and fluffy. Add sour cream, stir well.
  • Add egg, egg yolk, and vanilla extract. Stir well.
  • In a separate, medium-sized bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  • Gradually stir dry ingredients into wet until well-combined.
  • Roll dough into 1 1/2 Tablespoon-sized ball and place on prepared cookie sheet.  Use your fingers to gently flatten (if dough sticks to your fingers, wet them first)
  • Bake on 375F for 6-8 minutes. If cookies puff while cooking, use the clean bottom of a glass to gently re-flatten. Allow cookies to cool while you prepare your frosting.


  • Place butter in a medium-sized bowl and beat until creamy.  Gradually add powdered sugar until combined. Stir in vanilla extract and salt.
  • Add food coloring and stir until even in color.
  • Use a spatula to spread frosting evenly over cooled cookies. Decorate with sprinkles. Store cookies in airtight container.


Serving: 1frosted sugar cookie | Calories: 270kcal