Soft Sugar Cookies

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Yield: 2 ½ dozen (depending on your cookie cutter size)

Cookies Ingredients:

1 cup (225g) margarine or butter, at room temp.
1 ¾ cup (350g) sugar
2 eggs, at room temp
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup (230g) sour cream
¼ tsp lemon or almond extract
5 ½ (700g) cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 ½ tsp baking soda
½ tsp salt

Buttercream frosting ingredients:

¾ cup (170g) of butter
3 ½ cup (435g) powdered sugar
3-4 Tbsp heavy cream
1 tsp Vanilla extract
Food coloring and sprinkles

Cream cheese frosting ingredients:

8 oz (225g) cream cheese, softened
½ stick (55g) of butter, softened
3 cups (375g) powdered sugar
2 tsp Vanilla Extract


  1. In a large bowl mix together margarine and sugar. Beat until creamy. Add in eggs, vanilla, lemon extract and sour cream and mix together until combined.
  2. In a separate bowl mix together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Slowly add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Mix just until combined.
  3. Split dough in two and place in saran wrap. Refrigerate dough for 1-2 hours.
  4. Once dough has been chilled roll out dough on a bakers mat or parchment paper. Add another 1/4 (30g) - 1/2 (65g) cup flour if dough is still sticky. Cut with floured cookie cutter.
  5. Bake at 350° F for 8-9 minutes.
  6. For both the buttercream and cream cheese frosting combine all listed ingredients, mix with an electric mixer until smooth. Frost on cooled cookies and serve :-)




Posted on 15/02/2017 |  0 2518 Categories: Recipes

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