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Soft Frosted Sugar Cookies

Soft Sugar Cookies will charm you with just one bite. A cookie never tasted so good!

Soft Frosted Sugar Cookies are soft, cakey, and delicious. A swirl of fluffy, pastel buttercream and sprinkles makes them perfect for spring.

So do you guys have certain foods that you simply can’t bring into your house, or you’ll eat every single crumb? Soft frosted sugar cookies are that food for me.

Specifically soft, cakey, sugar cookies that are loaded with buttercream and sprinkles. And if I’m being honest, the ones from the grocery store are my favorite. You know the ones I’m talking about, the brand is Lofthouse, and I avoid them like it’s my j-o-b. And let me tell ya, it’s not because they’re store-bought and I think I can make them better at home. Nope, been there, tried that – they’re never the same. I avoid them because I love them and I’ve been known to polish off an entire plastic container of them in just a couple of days.

Soft Sugar Cookies will take you back to a simpler time in just one bite. Divine.

My friend Amber knows they’re my guilty pleasure, so a few weeks ago, she snapped a photo of adorable minis. They were covered in white buttercream, topped with festive heart sprinkles and callin’ my name.

They were actually the Market Pantry brand from Target, but she swears they’re every bit as amazing. I decided to take her word for it, but weeks later, I simply couldn’t get those cookies off my brain. I thought they’d be super adorable for Easter with pastel buttercream and cute, spring colored sprinkles and let’s be real, I just wanted a cookie, or five.

I want to point out that I adapted a recipe from AllRecipes. Trying both butter verses vegetable shortening and sour cream verses milk. We definitely preferred the butter and sour cream combination the best. And although this recipe is quite similar to some Lofthouse copycat recipes, I just can’t call them that because although they’re soft, cake-like, and all kinds of delicious, they’re just not the same, friends.

Soft Sugar Cookies are frosted with buttercream. Heaven in a cookie!

This Soft Frosted Sugar Cookies recipe comes together really quickly, but does require refrigeration because the sour cream makes the dough quite soft. It’s best to whip up the dough the night before you plan on making them and let it chill in the fridge overnight.

I used a small cookie scoop to portion the dough into tiny cookies balls that ended up spreading to about 2 inches in diameter when baked. A little swirl – okay, who am I kidding, a big swirl – of frosting and some sprinkles and there you have it, Mini Frosted Sugar Cookies that are as adorable as they are delicious.

Soft Sugar Cookies are topped with fun pastel sprinkles. A cookie that brings happy smiles!

If you’re looking for more delicious spring recipes, be sure to check out my No Bake Layered Lemon Pie and my Homemade Blueberry Sauce.

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Kelly

Monday 21st of March 2016

Is there a chocolate version of these?

Jamie

Monday 21st of March 2016

Hi, Kelly! I don't have a chocolate version, but you just gave me a great idea! I'll see what I can do for future recipes. I hope you enjoy these in the meantime. Take care!

sakeenah

Friday 18th of March 2016

hey, i was just just wondering if its optional to add sour cream. i really like your blog by the way!

Jamie

Saturday 19th of March 2016

Thank you, Sankeenah! I think the sour cream really adds a nice taste and element to the cookies. I'm afraid the cookies would be too dry without it. Thank you for your kind words!

Serena @ Serena's Kitchen

Monday 14th of March 2016

Those look delicious and so pretty, I love the frosting and sprinkles!

Jamie

Tuesday 15th of March 2016

Thank you, Serena!

Karen @ Seasonal Cravings

Friday 11th of March 2016

I love a good soft sugar cookie.  I've never chilled the cookie dough so I'll have to give that a try!

Jamie

Tuesday 15th of March 2016

Hi, Karen! I hope you enjoy them!

Ashlyn | Dollop Of Yum

Friday 11th of March 2016

These cookies look absolutely amazing!!  I have quite a few friends who can relate to your love of Lofthouse cookies! :)

Jamie

Wednesday 16th of March 2016

Hi, Ashlyn! Lofthouse cookies are the best! Thanks for your kind words!

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