Soft Cream Cheese Frosted Sugar Cookies

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It’s that time of the year to gather with friends and family and decorate cookies. These soft cream cheese frosted sugar cookies are so delicious! Who can say no to a soft cookie that is the perfect amount of sweet? Adults and kids alike will love this cookie to the core!

Frosted Sugar Cookies

I’ve always had a soft spot for Frosted Sugar Cookies. With the right recipe, they are so easy to make and the taste is phenomenal. Making these cookies with friends and family this year will make you so happy! What fun memories you are making with everyone you love.

A lot of American families bake cookies as a way to spend time together. Sugar cookies are most popular around the holidays and most people keep it as a family tradition.

How to Make Frosted Sugar Cookies

Is this your first time making Frosted Sugar Cookies? If so, this is the perfect recipe for you! It’s an easy to follow recipe that anyone can make! Print this recipe out and keep it close by. Lots of people will be asking you HOW you made such soft sugar cookies.

Items You Need In The Kitchen

Step One

Combine the sugar, sour cream, butter, eggs, and vanilla or almond extract, cream until smooth.

Mixing up The Cookie Dough

Step Two

Add the baking soda and salt. Gradually add the flour and mix until smooth.

Cream The Sugar and Butter

Step Three

If you want to roll out the cookies later, place the dough in plastic wrap and place it in the refrigerator.

Refrigerate The Dough For One Hour

Step Four

When ready to cut out the cookies, place the dough onto a floured countertop. Please flour your rolling pin as well. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Roll Out The Dough

Step Five

Grease your cookie sheets or place parchment paper on them. I like my cookies about 1/4 inch thick when I roll out the dough. I prefer a thicker softer cookie. A thin cookie will not be as soft, so you decide how you like your cookies. Use your cookie cutters and cut the dough.

Place The Cookies On The Cookie Sheet

Step Six

Place the cookies on the cookie sheets. Bake for 10-15 minutes, depending on the size and thickness of your cookies. My 1/4 inch cookies need 15 minutes to bake. Let them cool on the cookie sheet before removing them to have the frosting applied.

Bake The Cookies at 350 degrees

Finished Product

Frost the Cookies As Desired

Soft Sugar Cookies & Frosting Recipe

Soft Sugar Cookies by Food Storage Moms
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 12 cookies
Ingredients
Cookies
  • 2-3/4 cup white flour (I use bread flour)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter (softened)
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 egg
  • 3/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond or vanilla extract
Cream Cheese Frosting
  • 1/4 cup butter (softened)
  • 4 ounces cream cheese (softened)
  • 1-1/2 to 1-3/4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Instructions
Cookie Instructions
  1. Combine the sugar, sour cream, butter, eggs, and vanilla or almond extract, cream until smooth. Add the baking soda and salt. Gradually add the flour and mix until smooth. If you want to roll out the cookies later, place the dough in plastic wrap and place it in the refrigerator. When ready to cut out the cookies, place the dough onto a floured countertop. Please flour your rolling pin as well. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease your cookie sheets or place parchment paper on them. I like my cookies about 1/4 inch thick when I roll out the dough. I prefer a thicker softer cookie. A thin cookie will not be as soft so you decide how you like your cookies. Use your cookie cutters and cut the dough. Place the cookies on the cookie sheets. Bake for 10-15 minutes depending on the size and thickness of your cookies. My 1/4 inch cookies need 15 minutes to bake. Let them cool on the cookie sheet before removing them to frost.

Cream Cheese Frosting Instructions
  1. Cream the butter and cream cheese in a medium-sized bowl. Add the powdered sugar and vanilla. Mix until it's creamy and fluffy. Frost the cookies. Place the uneaten cookies in the refrigerator because it has cream cheese in it.

How to Store Sugar Cookies

Once you have made these Frosted Sugar Cookies, you may be wondering how you can store them. Wait until they have reached room temperature and then put them in an airtight container, if you want to keep them fresh for around a week.

How Long Do Sugar Cookies Stay Fresh?

It is common for sugar cookies to stay fresh for around 3-4 weeks. However, I have never seen a sugar cookie last that long. In my home, sugar cookies are gobbled up so quickly I seldom have to worry about how long they’ll stay fresh, which I’m grateful for.

Why Do My Sugar Cookies Spread?

The sugar cookie isn’t supposed to spread, but sometimes it does! Cookies spread because there is too much flour. It’s also best to wait until the cookie dough is chilled, this helps it bake better!

Can I Freeze Decorated Sugar Cookies?

Go ahead and freeze sugar cookies BEFORE you decorate them. They will taste fresher this way! You can also easily freeze sugar cookie dough, so keep this in mind as you make your cookie dough this year.

Final Word

The best cookies are homemade cookies. These Frosted Sugar Cookies are just so tasty. I hope you enjoy making them with the family. My goal is to help you make memories, one recipe at a time. May God bless this world, Linda.

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