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.

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

16 Responses to “Soft Frosted Sugar Cookies”

  1. These are oh so perfect for Easter!!


    • Jamie — March 11, 2016 at 10:24 am

      Thank you, Becky!

  2. Tori — March 11, 2016 at 4:43 am

    These tempting little treats ook perfect for Easter!


    • Jamie — March 11, 2016 at 10:23 am

      Thank you, Tori! I hope you enjoy them!

  3. Sara | Life's Little Sweets — March 11, 2016 at 11:51 am

    These are so gorgeous, pinning and sharing!


    • Jamie — March 16, 2016 at 10:56 am

      Thank you, Sara! I hope you enjoy them!

  4. Ashlyn | Dollop Of Yum — March 11, 2016 at 5:09 pm

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


    • Jamie — March 16, 2016 at 10:55 am

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

  5. Karen @ Seasonal Cravings — March 11, 2016 at 7:22 pm

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


    • Jamie — March 15, 2016 at 2:51 pm

      Hi, Karen! I hope you enjoy them!

  6. Serena @ Serena's Kitchen — March 14, 2016 at 11:16 am

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


    • Jamie — March 15, 2016 at 2:44 pm

      Thank you, Serena!

  7. sakeenah — March 18, 2016 at 4:55 am

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


    • Jamie — March 19, 2016 at 7:36 am

      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!

  8. Kelly — March 21, 2016 at 10:42 am

    Is there a chocolate version of these?


    • Jamie — March 21, 2016 at 1:12 pm

      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!

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