This Soft Sugar Cookie Recipe is a copycat recipe of the grandma’s big, frosted cookies sold in grocery stores. The cream cheese frosting and freshness of the cookies make them even better!
Grandma’s Soft Sugar Cookie Recipe
Have you ever been tempted by the big frosted sugar cookies sold in the grocery store’s bakery section? They look so good, don’t they?! But, sometimes they aren’t fresh and after spending all that money, it can be a big disappointment. Don’t do it! You can make your own at home for less money and better quality and taste. These sugar cookies are melt-in-your-mouth soft. When you add the cream cheese frosting on top they are absolutely scrumptious!
Tips for Making Grandma’s Soft Sugar Cookies
The number one tip I can give you for this recipe is that you absolutely MUST NOT over-bake them! That is the key to making them soft. They may look under-baked when you take them out in 10-12 minutes, but they will cook a little more on the hot pan. This sugar cookie recipe is perfect for cookie cutters. If you don’t have any cookie cutters you can use the top of a glass. This is a go-to recipe for any holiday or birthday celebration throughout he year when you want to cut out cookies in fun shapes. You can also dye the frosting all sorts of colors and use lots and lots of sprinkles to make them extra festive! Add different extracts to the frosting for a variety of tastes – orange, almond, vanilla – make them your own!
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How to Make Grandma’s Soft Sugar Cookie Recipe
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Beat shortening (or butter) and sugar together.
- Add eggs, milk and vanilla
- In separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt.
- Slowing add dry ingredients to wet ingredients.
- Mix together until you can form a large dough ball.
- On floured surface, roll out dough ball until about 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick.
- Use cookie cutters (or rim of a drinking glass) to cut cookie shapes out of dough.
- Place cookies on lightly sprayed cookie sheet.
- Bake about 10-12 minutes. DON'T OVERCOOK OR THEY WILL BE HARD!
- Beat cream cheese, butter, and vanilla until smooth.
- Add powdered sugar to desired consistency.
- Spread frosting over cooled cookies. If adding sprinkles, add them immediately after frosting.