Super Soft Sugar Cookie Recipe

Perfectly soft and chewy sugar cookies that don't require cookie cutters or a rolling pin!

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!

Serves: 36

Super Soft Sugar Cookies

Soft and chewy sugar cookies that come out perfect every time!

10 minPrep Time

10 minCook Time

20 minTotal Time

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  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • Frosting:
  • 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1/2 Tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 3 Tablespoons milk


  1. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar.
  2. Mix in eggs and vanilla until combined.
  3. Add salt, baking powder and flour and mix until well incorporated.
  4. Cover dough bowl with plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for one hour.
  5. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  6. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  7. Roll cookies into 1-inch balls and flatten with the bottom of a drinking glass until 1/4-inch thick.
  8. Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until slightly golden brown on the bottom.
  9. Let cool completely.
  10. In a stand mixer or large mixing bowl, beat together powdered sugar and butter until creamy. Mix in vanilla and milk until smooth.
  11. Frost cooled cookies with frosting and top with sprinkles, if desired.


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104 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...
  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!
  7. Mayra
    I made this recipe for my daughters and OMG!!!! The cookies are amazing, fluffy and soft. This is the best recipe I’ve ever come across for sugar cookies. Follow the recipe to the “T” and you will get scrumptious and out of this world sugar cookies.
  8. Mia Moreno
    I tried the recipe it was pretty good as a basic muffin recipe. If you are the type who like t sweet I would advise for you to put at least 7x the amount it states. But besides that it was pretty good, it’s going to be breakfast as it turned out tasting like a plain pancake. Maybe next time I’ll add some fruits.
  9. My daughter made these cookies and when she went to make the frosting she had problems. 3 Tbsps of butter to 2.5 cups of icing sugar does not mix up creamy. Am I missing something because most people are raving and no one seems to be having the same issue. Wondering what we are doing wrong. Thanks!
  10. BlackRoseKran
    I just made these as a treat for my husband and kid... AMAZING! I was reading through the comments... I used 1 teaspoon of baking soda instead of the baking powder (the issue is measuring them differently). I also chose to add 1/4 teaspoon of ground nutmeg and 1/4 teaspoon of ground cinnamon, as I didn't want to frost them. Turned out great! Thank you for the recipe!
  11. Angela Burr
    Hi … I am looking to make sugar cookies this Christmas with my kids. I want a yummy recipe that I can roll out and use a variety of cutters. I found that the recipe Super Soft Sugar Cookies has much better reviews then the Santa one and the Super Soft Sugar Cookies look tastier. What recipe would you suggest? And what frosting would you use as I am wanting to change them with food colour? Thanks so much. Angela

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