A thick, soft, old-fashioned sugar cookie topped with buttercream frosting and sprinkles.
My obsession with sugar cookies continues…I’m pretty sure that I have made more sugar cookies than any other type of cookie out there. My collection of sugar cookie recipes really needs it’s own recipe box. When I come across a good sugar cookie recipe you know I’m going to have to share it with you, I can’t keep it all to myself! I know I am not the only sugar cookie lover out there.
Just this week I made two different types of sugar cookies. I was craving a thick, soft, old fashioned sugar cookie, like the awesome one’s that my Grandma used to make for me when I was a kid. Yes, sugar cookies are my comfort food. They bring back good memories. This recipe was just what I needed to cheer myself up after having what felt like the longest cold ever.
- ¼ cup butter, softened
- ¼ cup & 2 tablespoons sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons milk
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1¾ cups & 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 2½ teaspoons baking powder
- 1½ cups powdered sugar
- 2 tablespoons butter, softened
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 tablespoons milk
- sprinkles for decorating (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease cookie sheet or line with a non-stick baking mat.
- In a large bowl, stir butter and sugar together. Mix in the eggs one at a time, then stir in vanilla, milk and oil. Stir in the flour and baking powder.
- Roll dough into 1 inch balls. Place on cookie sheet, using the bottom of a glass or a fork flatten out the cookies to about ¼" thickness.
- Bake for 9-12 minutes or until the bottoms of the cookies are golden brown.
- To make the frosting, cream together the powdered sugar, butter, and vanilla . Beat in milk until frosting is smooth & creamy. Frost cookies when cool. Decorate with sprinkles (optional).
PS. This makes a small batch of cookies, if you want a larger batch just double the recipe.
This recipe was adapted from allrecipes.com.
Jason England says
These look so good. I bet I could eat about a dozen of these, diabetes here I come haha.
Thanks, they are one of my favorites!
I just tried these and mine are biscuit like ..not soft and have no flavor…..what did I do wrong??\
Hi Cindy, Did you frost the cookies? The vanilla should give it plenty of flavor & the frosting is what makes these cookies sweet. The cookies by themselves are not very sweet.