Super Soft Sugar Cookies - A tried and true recipe that has been made hundreds of times! This sugar cookie recipe works great with cookie cutters and bakes up nice and fluffy. Best served with buttercream frosting!
1/4teaspoonlemon or almond extract, whichever flavor you prefer
1 1/2 teaspoonsbaking soda
Optional: I use 2 different frostings with these cookies. I’ll give you both of them, because they are both super yummy!
3 1/2cupspowdered sugar
Cream cheese frosting:
For the sugar cookies:
In a large bowl, mix together butter and sugar. Beat until creamy. Add in eggs, vanilla, lemon extract and sour cream and mix together until combined.
In a separate bowl, mix together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Slowly add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Mix just until combined.
Split dough in two and place in saran wrap. Refrigerate dough for 1-2 hours.
Once dough has chilled, preheat oven to 350°.
Roll out dough on a baker's mat or parchment paper. Add another 1/4 – 1/2 cup flour if dough is still sticky. Cut with floured cookie cutter.
Bake for 8-9 minutes, until edges are slightly golden.
For the Frosting:
For both the buttercream and cream cheese frostings, combine all listed ingredients in a medium-sized bowl. Feel free to add in food coloring or sprinkles. Mix with an electric mixer until smooth and then frost on cooled cookies and serve. :)