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Soft Baked Frosted Vanilla Sugar Cookie Recipe

Agnes Hsu
This Soft Baked Frosted Vanilla Sugar Cookie Recipe tastes way better than store-bought and is surprisingly easy to make!
Prep Time 25 mins
Cook Time 13 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 30 cookies
Calories 282 kcal


  • Hand or stand mixer


Soft Vanilla Sugar Cookies

  • 2 sticks unsalted butter softened
  • 300 grams white sugar
  • 525 grams unbleached white flour
  • 1 Tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 Tsp salt
  • 2 large eggs room temperature
  • 2 Tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup whole milk room temperature

Easy Vanilla Buttercream

  • 2 sticks unsalted butter softened
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 3-4 Tbsp milk
  • 1 Tbsp Vanilla extract
  • Dash salt


For the cookies - preheat oven to 375 degrees

  • Cream butter and sugar on medium speed with a stand or hand mixer until fluffy and well combined (3-5 minutes).
  • Whisk together dry ingredients in separate bowl and set aside.
  • Combine eggs and vanilla, and add eggs one at a time to butter and sugar mixture.  Mix on medium speed until well blended.  Scrape.
  • Alternate adding dry mixture and milk.  Add 1/3 of the dry and 1/2 of the milk . Mix on low until well combined. Add 1/3 dry and rest of the milk. Mix on low until combined. Add the remaining 1/3 dry and mix on low until combined. Give the bowl a good scrape all around with a spatula.
  • Scoop with a one oz (ounce) scoop on a parchment lined 9" x 13" baking tray (3x5 so 15 scoops on a tray). Alternatively you can use 2 Tbps of dough to make one scoop.
  • Bake 12-13 minutes until tops spring back. They will be very pale, but underneath should be a slight golden brown.
  • Remove from oven and then frost with vanilla frosting and sprinkles once cooled

For the Vanilla Buttercream

  • Place all ingredients in a stand or hand-mixer and mix on medium to high speed for 5-6 minutes until soft and fluffy. Give bowl a good scrape, mix until you don’t see butter bits. If frosting is too stiff, add some more milk, if too runny add more powdered sugar. Optional, add a few drops of red food coloring to make the frosting pink.


Calories: 282kcalCarbohydrates: 40gProtein: 2gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 44mgSodium: 48mgPotassium: 51mgFiber: 1gSugar: 26gVitamin A: 400IUCalcium: 21mgIron: 0.9mg
Keyword soft baked frosted vanilla sugar cookies, soft vanilla cookies
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