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Frosted Soft Sugar Cookies

Super Soft Sugar Cookies made with butter, sugar, flour & sour cream for great flavor and soft texture! Softest sugar cookies you've ever had- & they decorate beautifully! Save this recipe!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Soft Sugar Cookies
Servings: 36
Calories: 152kcal


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 2 cups flour

Sugar Cookie Frosting

  • 1/2 cup soft butter
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla


  • Cream together sugar and butter.  Add egg and vanilla.
  • In separate bowl, combine sour cream, salt and baking soda.
  • Add flour and sour cream to butter mixture, beat until smooth.  Chill dough for several hours.
  • Roll and cut with shaped cutters.  Bake at 375 for 10 minutes. Make sure not to overbake your cookies.
  • After the cookies are cooled, decorate them however you want!

How to Make Cookie Frosting

  • In a mixing bowl, beat the butter until it's smooth.
  • Beat in the other ingredients until smooth, about 2 minutes.
  • Add in any additional milk if a thinner consistency is needed. Spread frosting on cookies using a knife, then top with sprinkles. Frosting can also be piped onto cookies.


Calories: 152kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 99mg | Potassium: 14mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 180IU | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 1mg