These Soft Frosted Sugar Cookies are perfectly delicious! A soft and sweet cookie with fluffy buttercream frosting! This is the only sugar cookie recipe you’ll ever need!
Valentine’s Day is coming! The kids begged to put up our decorations last weekend, so we did. Whenever this special day rolls around, I can’t stop thinking about sugar cookies. Something about Valentine’s Day and sugar cookies just go together!
I typically always make these phenomenal Sugar Cookies. But I decided to try my hand at coming up with a new recipe, this time with almond extract. I love the unique and amazing flavor almond extract lends to baked goods! I have to say, I can’t pick which which sugar cookie recipe is my favorite between the two. So I’ll be alternating between them.
There’s something you have to know about me. I detest crispy, hard sugar cookies. I feel like they’re not worth the calories. There’s so many ways I’d rather satisfy my sweet tooth craving than with a crunchy sugar cookie.
But give me a soft frosted sugar cookie like these and I’ll never say “no”. In fact, I’ll have to stop myself from eating the whole batch. 🙂
The key to making the perfectly soft sugar cookie is first using the right recipe. I’ve found that sour cream makes the resulting cookie really soft! Also, they need to be rolled out on the thicker side. But the biggest contributing factor is baking time. These are baked at a higher temperature than your typical cookie (375 Fahrenheit). But you only bake them for 7 to 8 minutes max. I do 7.
I always laugh and cringe when we watch “Jingle All the Way” when the guy is at their house baking sugar cookies and he says something to the effect of, “I know, I know. Bake them for 12-15 minutes till golden brown.” Please promise that you won’t bake these for 12-15 minutes, or any sugar cookie for that matter. They’ll be rock solid!
These really are the perfect sugar cookie. I hope you get to make them soon!