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Soft Sugar Cookies

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Soft Sugar Cookies
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 55 min
  • Ingredients 8
  • Servings 12

For your next sweat treat, keep things simple and enjoy a batch of classic cookies like this recipe for soft sugar cookies with icing. We made a few tweaks to the already delicious Pillsbury™ sugar cookie dough by adding an egg yolk and a little extra flour. The result makes these sugar cookies softer and lighter than the original recipe! These soft cookies pair deliciously with our easy recipe for homemade frosting and don’t require any rolling or shaping, just drop the dough and bake. It’s easy to make these cookies your own with the help of your favorite little bakers. Add some extra pizazz by adding food coloring to the frosting, colorful sprinkles, drizzle a little chocolate or just keep them sweet and simple without any extras. MORE+ LESS-

Updated September 18, 2020
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Ingredients

Cookies

1
roll (16.5 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated sugar cookie dough
1
egg yolk
1/2
cup all-purpose flour

Frosting

3
tablespoons butter, softened
3
cups powdered sugar
1
tablespoon vanilla
2
tablespoons milk
Candy sprinkles, if desired

Steps

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  • 1
    Place 1 roll (16.5 oz) Pillsbury™ sugar cookie dough, 1 egg yolk, and 1/2 cup all-purpose flour in large bowl. (DO NOT EAT RAW COOKIE DOUGH AFTER COMBINING WITH EGG YOLK AND FLOUR.) Beat with electric mixer on medium speed until smooth.
  • 2
    Scoop 2-tablespoon-size balls of cookie dough onto cookie sheets covered with silicone baking mats or cooking parchment paper. Refrigerate dough balls 15 minutes. Heat oven to 350°F.
  • 3
    Bake chilled cookies 12 to 14 minutes or until light brown. Cool completely before frosting.
  • 4
    In medium bowl, beat 3 tablespoons softened butter, 3 cups powdered sugar and 1 tablespoon vanilla with electric mixer on medium speed. Add milk, 1 tablespoon at a time, until desired frosting consistency. Frost cookies. Decorate with sprinkles. Store loosely covered at room temperature.

Expert Tips

  • This recipe calls for at least 15 minutes of cooling time for your dough before baking. Don’t skip this step! When you cool the dough, this lets the fat firm up a bit before baking, resulting in fluffier, softer cookies that keep more of their height.
  • When frosting cookies, make sure they have cooled completely to ensure your frosting goes on easily and sets well. Once you are ready to get decorating, remember this icing will set within a few minutes on the cookies, so make sure to add your sprinkles before the icing sets.
  • Add a drop or two of food coloring to your icing to quickly transform the color and double the fun!
  • Are you planning on enlisting the kids for help with cookie-decorating? Take a look at our quick video Tips for Decorating with Kids for some great tricks to help things go smoother!
  • Check out a couple of our other favorite crowd-pleasing sugar cookie recipes! This recipe for Old-fashioned Sugar Cookies is great to make when you have a little extra time available and want to try your hand making delicious sugar cookies from scratch with an easy-to-follow recipe. This recipe for Basic Iced Holiday Sugar Cookies is perfect for when you have cookie-cutters ready to make delicious shape cookies, perfect for holiday decorating anytime of the year!

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
330
Calories from Fat
90
% Daily Value
Total Fat
10g
15%
Saturated Fat
4g
20%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
25mg
9%
Sodium
150mg
6%
Potassium
15mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
58g
19%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
44g
Protein
2g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%
2%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 3 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
4
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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