Soft Sugar Cookies Recipe

Soft Sugar Cookies Recipes You Can't Go Wrong With

To know the secret to those soft sugar cookies that gently melt in the mouth and keep you wanting for more, just keep reading.
Tastessence Staff
Last Updated: Mar 7, 2018
Last Christmas, my grandma made these yummy and absolutely soft sugar cookies, and we couldn't help relishing them and stopping at just one. I was amazed that my sister, who actually avoids sweets or to be specific cookies, in reality gorged on those cookies. Wow! They were really magic. I mean am sure I've not eaten such cookies anytime before. So, what was the secret to those delicious cookies, I had to find out. I raided the kitchen once, while she (grandma) was making the cookies and decided to help her. She also agreed to accept my help and reveal a few of her other very famous soft sugar cookie recipes.

Recipes from Scratch

And now, I am going to spill the beans to those yummy cookies for all of you reading this Tastessence article.

#1 Basic Sugar Cookies Recipe

Get started with...
  • 1½ Cups butter (softened)
  • 1 Cup sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla essence
  • 4½ Cup flour
  • ½ Tablespoon salt
Directions...

Use a blender to beat the butter, eggs and sugar, until light and fluffy. Now add vanilla essence to do away with the egg smell. Add salt and flour to the above mixture. While adding the flour, be careful and add it slowly and mix continuously until you arrive the dough-like consistency. It is better to knead the dough with the hands as it ensures completely mixing of all ingredients properly. Wrap the dough in a plastic wrap and keep it aside for a while. Now roll the dough into 1/6 inch thick disks and place them on the baking sheets. Preheat the oven to 360° F. Bake the cookies until light golden brown, it may take around 15 - 20 minutes roughly. Place the cookies in the oven for 5 minutes even after it beeps saying time out. Now, remove the cookies from the oven and let them cool down. Decorate it with frosting or however desired, and store in an air tight container. They last for 2 months easily.

#2 Soft Cookies with Frosting

Get started with...
  • 1½ Cups butter (softened)
  • 1 Cup sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla essence
  • 4½ Cup flour
  • ½ Tablespoon salt
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
For Icing...
  • 2 Tablespoons milk
  • 1 Cup sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons corn syrup
  • ½ Tablespoon vanilla essence
  • Food coloring colors
Directions...

The basics of making the cookie dough being the same as above. Here, to the mixture, add a little baking powder to make the cookies rise or rather fluffy on baking. Instead of rolling the cookies into round disks, you can have triangles, strips or any shape you like (my grandma makes chocolate shaped, and last Christmas, she shaped the cookies as Christmas trees just like in the picture above). To prepare the icing, mix sugar, corn syrup, vanilla essence and milk (if required), and beat it properly. Add food coloring to give your frosting the required color and stir. When you reach a thick consistency, stop and keep it aside to set. In the meanwhile, the cookies must be ready, remove them from the oven and place them in a cool and dry place. Once they cool down, top the cookies with the frosting using decorator frosting tubes in any design or to suit the occasion. (Christmas tree shaped can have green colored icing with a little golden sprinklers sprinkled on). You are sure to earn some good appreciation!

#3 Cookies with Almonds

Get started with...
  • 3 Cups flour
  • 2 Tablespoons baking powder
  • ½ Tablespoon salt
  • 1½ Cups powdered sugar
  • 1½ Cups Butter (softened)
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 Tablespoon almond essence
  • Chopped and roasted almonds
Directions...

Sieve the flour and baking powder together, and to it, add salt to taste and the powdered sugar. Now beat the eggs, butter, and the almond essence in a mixer until light and fluffy. To this mixture, add the flour mixture slowly, to avoid lumps and stir continuously. The required dough is ready. Now wrap the dough in a damp piece of cloth and keep it aside for sometime. This will ensure soft and fluffy cookies. In the meanwhile, heat some butter in the pan and saute the chopped almonds in it until golden brown. Roll the dough into thick small disks and cover (or rather press lightly) the top of the cookies with the butter roasted almonds. Place these cookies in a preheated oven at 360° F. Bake them until golden brown at the edges. Once they cool down, enjoy the scrumptious soft almonds cookies. Store them in an air tight container for them to last longer.

Bake these soft sugar cookies and binge on them, to know why I call them magic and simply delicious!
Christmas Cookies