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Soft Sugar Cookie Recipe

These Soft Sugar Cookies are melt-in-your-mouth delicious! Made using a cake-like batter, these homemade sugar cookies remain soft and cakey after baking. Frost them with your favorite icing colors, then top with sprinkles or candy for a sweet treat you and your kids are going to love.
Makes: About 3-1/2 dozen
Skill Level: Beginner

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Step 1

Preheat oven to 350°F. Prepare cookie pans with parchment paper.

Step 2

In medium bowl, combine flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda. In large bowl, beat butter and sugar with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Continue to beat until mixture is pale, about 1-2 more minutes. Add sour cream and extracts; beat until combined. Add flour mixture; beat until well-combined.

Step 3

Using a 1-1/2 in. cookie scoop, drop cookie dough into a small bowl of sugar. Gently roll cookie dough in sugar and transfer to prepared pan. Flatten cookies to about 1/2 in. thick.

Step 4

Bake 10-12 minutes or until centers of cookies are semi-firm to the touch. Cool cookies on pan on cooling grid 2 minutes. Remove from pan to cooling grid; cool completely.

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all-purpose flour

3-1/4 cups all-purpose flour


1/2 teaspoon salt

baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

baking soda

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

butter, softened

1 cup butter, softened (2 sticks)

granulated sugar

1 cup granulated sugar (plus more for rolling cookies)


2 Eggs

sour cream

1/4 cup sour cream

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