Cut Out SOFT Sugar Cookies

Cut Out Soft Sugar Cookies

 

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Have you ever had those soft frosted cookies they sell in the bakeries of most grocery stores?  They’re cake like.  This is them 🙂

I personally like a little crunch to my cookie, but every now and then, I go for the soft.  They happen to be Sarah’s favorite. These taste just like them.

A little heads up here.  When you decide to make them, give yourself the time in between the prep of the dough to the baking to the frosting/icing, if you plan to frost or ice them.  There is a wait in between these to make them work.

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I prepared my dough in the morning, without help. 🙂  Then early evening I cut them and baked them, with a 3 year old helper.  So, keep in mind, this was not about perfection. LOL  After dinner, we frosted them. 

Cut Out Soft Sugar Cookies by 3GLOL.net
Ashlyn 😉 My 3 year old helper.
Cut Out Soft Sugar Cookies by 3GLOL.net
Ashlyn’s solo cookie decoration.

In the recipe listed below I included the servings that I came up with, but this will be totally different depending on the size of your cookie cutter.  I had a big heart cookie cutter.  Look at the size of the cookie compared to my hand.

The eyeballs can be found many places, but I got mine at Party City.  I’m not sure if they’re located everywhere, but most party stores should have them.

Cut Out Soft Sugar Cookies by 3GLOL.net

How do you like your cookies, soft or crunchy? Thick or thin?

Rock on!

~Bobbi

Cut Out SOFT Sugar Cookies
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Cut Out SOFT Sugar Cookies. Thick and soft cut out sugar cookies. Perfect for holiday cookies. Can be frosted, if desired.
Servings Prep Time
12 Cookies 30 Minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
20 Minutes 2 Hours
Servings Prep Time
12 Cookies 30 Minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
20 Minutes 2 Hours
Cut Out SOFT Sugar Cookies
Print Recipe
Cut Out SOFT Sugar Cookies. Thick and soft cut out sugar cookies. Perfect for holiday cookies. Can be frosted, if desired.
Servings Prep Time
12 Cookies 30 Minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
20 Minutes 2 Hours
Servings Prep Time
12 Cookies 30 Minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
20 Minutes 2 Hours
Ingredients
Servings: Cookies
Instructions
  1. In large bowl or stand mixer, beat butter until creamy.
    Cut Out Soft Sugar Cookies by 3GLOL.net
  2. Add the sugar. Beat on high for 3-4 minutes.
    Cut Out Soft Sugar Cookies by 3GLOL.net
  3. Add the egg, vanilla and almond extract. Beat on high till combined.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix flour and baking powder. Add 1/2 of the mixture to the bowl. Beat on low until it starts to combine. Then slowly add the rest of the flour mixture until just combined. Don't over beat this.
    Cut Out Soft Sugar Cookies by 3GLOL.net
  5. Split the dough in half and place on parchment paper.
  6. Roll/flatten the dough out, no less than 1/4" thick. Place in the refrigerator for 1 hour at the minimum, 1 day maximum.
  7. When dough is chilled. Remove dough from fridge. Preheat oven to 350°
  8. Line baking sheet with parchment paper or baking mat.
  9. Roll out one section of the dough with your rolling pin. Using a dusting of flour on the rolling mat and pin. Do this only to flatten the dough and fix any imperfections. Dough should be 1/4" thick. Use your desired cookie cutter. Place on baking sheet. NOTE: You can add decor that you want cooked with the cookie at this stage. I did.
  10. Bake 8-11 minutes. Turning baking sheet halfway through the cooking time. NOTE: the trick to them staying soft is somewhat undercooking. Do NOT let the sides turn any shade of brown.
  11. Cool on baking sheet 5-10 minutes then transfer cookies to a cooling rack. Allow to cool completely before icing.
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