Soft Sugar Cookies

Soft Sugar Cookies | Miss Information Blog

When I think of sugar cookies, I think of mixing the dough, letting it chill, rolling it out, and then expertly decorating them for all to ‘oooh’ and ‘ahhhh’ over. And then the realization of what my sugar cookies would actually come out looking like. Um, no thanks. I much prefer an easy recipe for soft sugar cookies.

Soft Sugar Cookies | Miss Information Blog

Give me a cookie that’s easy to mix, bake and decorate. Oh, yes, and it’s got to taste good, too. That’s what I love about these soft sugar cookies. Simply mix the dough, roll in sugar and bake. If you just can’t live without the frosting, then by all means, go ahead.

These soft sugar cookies are perfect for frosting, adding a simple sugar dusting or eating plain.

Soft Sugar Cookies | Miss Information Blog

I love gifting baked goods during the holidays, like this pumpkin bread. It’s so moist and delicious- I make it every year, and always get compliments on it.These soft sugar cookies are a perfect addition to any cookie plate or even on their own.

Soft Sugar Cookies
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
Total Time
27 mins
Servings: 24
Author: Kelley @ Miss Information Blog
Ingredient List
  • 2/3 cup shortening
  • 2/3 cup butter softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Granulated or colored sugar for decoration if desired
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt; set aside
  3. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the shortening, butter and sugars with an electric mixer
  4. Lower speed and add eggs and vanilla, continuing to mix
  5. Add dry mixture, combining until dough comes together
  6. Roll into walnut-sized balls and roll in sugar {do not roll in sugar if frosting cookies}
  7. Place on ungreased cookie sheet 2 inches apart
  8. Bake for 10-12 min, or until bottoms are light brown
  9. Cool on wire racks
  10. Frost, if desired

 What’s your favorite baked good to gift?

2 Responses

  1. Great sugar cookies recipe. I have seen different cookies recipe in many websites. But, this is the great. Thanks for sharing.

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