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Sugar Cookie with Sugar Cookie Frosting

The BEST soft sugar cookie you will ever make!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time32 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: sugar cookie frosting, sugar cookie recipe, sugar cookies
Servings: 22 cookies
Calories: 376kcal
Author: Amanda Rettke


Sugar Cookie

  • 1 cup (2 sticks or 226g) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/4 cups (250g) granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup (94g) confectioners sugar
  • 3 (6 ounces) eggs, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup (168g) vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 5 1/2 cups (688g) all-purpose flour

Sugar Cookie Frosting

  • 1/2 cups (113g) unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cups (173g) sour cream
  • 4-5 cups (440-550g) confectioners sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • red food color


Sugar Cookie

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine butter, granulated sugar, confectioners sugar and mix until just combined.
  • Drizzle in oil and pour in eggs and mix well.
  • In a bowl add the cream of tartar and salt to the flour and roughly sift.
  • Slowly add the flour to the butter mixer and allow the mixer to combine until the dough pulls away from the sides of the mixer bowl.
  • Using an ice cream/cookie scoop, scoop out golf-ball size portions on a parchment lined cookie sheet.
  • Roll out each cookie dough ball until it is smooth and round.
  • Using a kitchen glass that has been pressed into granulated sugar, press down on each cookie dough ball until the center of the cookie is pressed flatter than the edges. Repeat this on all cookies.
  • Bake for 7-9 minutes or until edges are just slightly starting to brown and the center no longer appears wet. (Do not overbake! It can result in a crisp cookie that does not taste as good.)

Sugar Cookie Frosting

  • In a clean bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, combine butter, sour cream, and salt.
  • Once ingredients are fully incorporated, start adding the confectioners sugar, about a 1/2 cup at a time. (You may not need all 5 cups. Keep an eye on the frosting to determine when it has reached your desired consistency. If it gets too be too thick you can add some milk to loosen)
  • Add in a few drops of red food coloring for the soft pink color.
  • Spread on cooled cookies using an offset spatula.



Serving: 522g | Calories: 376kcal