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This is the BEST Soft Sugar Cookie Recipe ever. They are the go-to cookie in our home when we need to make holiday cut out cookies.

SUGAR COOKIE RECIPE

Have mentioned before my LOVE for all things cookies? I have shared several cookie recipes here on The Idea Room over the years…and this is one of my favorites! They are made with sour cream. This sugar cookie recipe is the perfect cookie when you need to make cut out shapes. They don’t spread and hold their shape really well.

BUTTERCREAM FROSTING

These cookies are fun because you can add any flavor of frosting that you want. It tastes great with Chocolate frosting, Vanilla frosting or more flavored frostings like Peppermint Buttercream Frosting.

SOFT SUGAR COOKIE RECIPE

These cookies are so easy to freeze. You can make them ahead of time and freeze a large batch of them to frost for later. You can also freeze the dough. Just set it out on the counter and let it thaw before rolling it out to cut the shapes later.

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SUGAR COOKIE RECIPE

This recipe makes theBEST Soft Sugar Cookiesever. They are the go-to cookie in our home when we need to make holiday cut out cookies.

Prep Time 10 minutes

Cook Time 12 minutes

Total Time 22 minutes

Servings 12

Calories 669 kcal

Author Amy

Ingredients

  • 3/4cupsour cream
  • 1 1/2tspbaking soda
  • 3/4cupbutter flavored crisco
  • 1 1/2 cupssugar
  • 2largeeggs
  • 1/2tspvanilla
  • 3/4tspsalt
  • 1/2tspnutmeg
  • 4 3/4cupsflour

BUTTERCREAM FROSTING:

  • 1cupbutter, room temperature
  • 3Tbshalf and half
  • 2 1/2cupspowdered sugar

Instructions

SUGAR COOKIES:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

  2. Combine soda and sour cream in mixer.

  3. Add in the Butter Flavored Crisco, Sugar, Eggs and Vanilla and cream together until smooth.

  4. Add the Salt, Nutmeg and Flour

  5. Roll out dough till it is about 1/4 inch thick, on a lightly floured surface and cut out with cookie cutters into desired shapes.

  6. Bake for 10-12 minutes at 375 degrees or until lightly browned. Do not overbake if you want a soft cookie.

BUTTERCREAM FROSTING

  1. Add butter to a mixing bowl. Make sure the butter has been sitting out so that it is soft.

  2. Add one cup of the powdered sugar and blend together.

  3. Add the half and half and another cup of powdered sugar and mix together.

  4. Add the last ½ cup of powdered sugar and mix till smooth.

  5. Mix in the peppermint and the candy canes.

  6. Frost your favorite goodies with this delicious frosting!

Nutrition Facts

SUGAR COOKIE RECIPE

Amount Per Serving (12 g)

Calories 669Calories from Fat 297

% Daily Value*

Fat 33g51%

Saturated Fat 15g94%

Cholesterol 81mg27%

Sodium 465mg20%

Potassium 94mg3%

Carbohydrates 88g29%

Fiber 1g4%

Sugar 50g56%

Protein 7g14%

Vitamin A 621IU12%

Vitamin C 1mg1%

Calcium 36mg4%

Iron 2mg11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Comments

  1. THE BEST SOFT SUGAR COOKIE RECIPE (9)Save the Date for Cupcakes says

    I make sugar cookies all the time- I'm going to try these the next time I bake;o) They sound yummy!!!

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  2. THE BEST SOFT SUGAR COOKIE RECIPE (10)Just Rhonda says

    I normally HATE sugar cookies! But I'll give these shot! (do you think it would make a difference if I used regular Crisco if I can't find butter flavored?)

    Reply

  3. THE BEST SOFT SUGAR COOKIE RECIPE (11)Mom's Place says

    Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!!!!

    Reply

  4. THE BEST SOFT SUGAR COOKIE RECIPE (12)AmyJoy says

    Oooh, thanks for posting this. I will be making them tomorrow once the kiddos get home from school!

    You ROCK!
    amy

    Reply

  5. THE BEST SOFT SUGAR COOKIE RECIPE (13)Empty Nest Full Life says

    I have a cookie jar to fill for a friend, and these would be great! Thanks for sharing. Jackie

    Reply

  6. THE BEST SOFT SUGAR COOKIE RECIPE (14)Jenny says

    I'm scared of the sour cream part! LOL! I love the sugar cookie recipe that my Memaw used to make, it has a bit of orange juice in it.

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  7. THE BEST SOFT SUGAR COOKIE RECIPE (15)Danee says

    Thank you Amy for putting this up. I guess that I missed it. I am making these this week.

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  8. THE BEST SOFT SUGAR COOKIE RECIPE (16)lesley says

    I made these for Halloween! Yours looked so much better than mine, but they did taste good. I actually mixed in some orange zest to half of the recipe and thought it was pretty tasty. I also found that I liked the cookies even better a day or two later. thanks for sharing!

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  9. THE BEST SOFT SUGAR COOKIE RECIPE (17)Terri says

    I made these cookies on the weekend, using a leaf and a pumpkin cookie cutters, they turned out so cute! I love the recipe and will be using it at Christmas time as well. Thanks for a great recipe, it is now in my favorites!

    Reply

  10. THE BEST SOFT SUGAR COOKIE RECIPE (18)Marty says

    Do you have an icing recipe that you prefer???

    Reply

  11. THE BEST SOFT SUGAR COOKIE RECIPE (20)Candy W says

    They sound delicious and I’m definately going to try them. I’m worried about finding the perfect frosting or icing…

    Reply

  12. THE BEST SOFT SUGAR COOKIE RECIPE (21)Tanya says

    Is this recipe big enough for a fruit pizza on a large rectangular pan?

    Reply

  13. THE BEST SOFT SUGAR COOKIE RECIPE (22)Donna says

    What icing do you use on the sour cream sugar cookies. I have searched for this recipe for years. Thank you.

    Reply

  14. THE BEST SOFT SUGAR COOKIE RECIPE (23)Karen says

    How many cookies does the recipe make without doubling

    Reply

  15. THE BEST SOFT SUGAR COOKIE RECIPE (24)Diane says

    This recipe looks so good so I tried to make it. After all the ingredients were in the bowl and I tried to mix it, there was too much flour. Maybe it should read 2 3/4 cups flour not 4 3/4 cups.?

    Reply

  16. THE BEST SOFT SUGAR COOKIE RECIPE (25)Rebecca says

    Recommendations for freezing extra dough?

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    • THE BEST SOFT SUGAR COOKIE RECIPE (26)The Idea Room Assistant says

      Place them on a silicone- or parchment-lined sheet. Freeze for an hour (or until solid) and transfer to a freezer zip-top bag. Squeeze out the air and freeze. Hope this helps.

      Reply

  17. THE BEST SOFT SUGAR COOKIE RECIPE (27)Cathie says

    Is the dough supposed to be stick? I found it handles better if I add an adfitional 1/2 cup flour. Dough is still slightly sticky but rolls out much easier

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    • THE BEST SOFT SUGAR COOKIE RECIPE (28)The Idea Room Assistant says

      Cathie, yes it is fine to add flour as needed. Thanks!

      Reply

  18. THE BEST SOFT SUGAR COOKIE RECIPE (29)Anne Jones says

    Could you use butter instead of crisco?

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    • THE BEST SOFT SUGAR COOKIE RECIPE (30)The Idea Room Assistant says

      Anne-I have not tried using Crisco with this recipe. Not sure how it would turn out.

      Reply

  19. THE BEST SOFT SUGAR COOKIE RECIPE (31)Albertina says

    THE BEST SOFT SUGAR COOKIE RECIPE (32)
    I made this last night and they were delicious! Simple, easy, and super tasty. Satisfying and not overly filling. Loved this!

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    • THE BEST SOFT SUGAR COOKIE RECIPE (33)The Idea Room Assistant says

      Albertina- So happy you enjoyed the recipe!

      Reply

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