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Soft Sugar Cookies

Soft Sugar Cookies are buttery, sweet, and tender. Classic holiday cookies sprinkled with colorful decorating sugars make an easy and fun dessert! #cookies #holiday #baking #sweets #sugarcookies
Prep Time50 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time1 hr 2 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: christmas cookies, sugar cookies, sprinkled sugar cookies, cutout cookies, soft sugar cookies
Servings: 26 Servings
Calories: 163kcal
Author: Berly's Kitchen


  • 1 Cup Unsalted Butter (softened)
  • 2 Ounces Cream Cheese (softened)
  • 1 Cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 Large Egg (room temperature)
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 3 Cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 Cup Decorating Sugar (optional)


  • First, remove your butter, cream cheese, and egg from your fridge and allow them to soften and come to room temperature.
  • Next, preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. and prep a cookie sheet or a silicone mat.
  • Now, using a stand or hand mixer, beat the butter and cream cheese until fluffy (about 3 minutes). Add the sugar and mix another 2-3 minutes until light in color
  • Then, add the egg and vanilla and mix until combined.
  • Afterward, in a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Carefully add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients and beat until just combined.
  • Now, form the dough into a dough and wrap with plastic wrap. Place in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
  • After the dough sets, place on a lightly floured surface and roll out to 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick. Use cookie cutters to cut out desired shapes and sprinkle with decorating sugar or sprinkles.
  • Last, bake for 8-12 minutes. Remove them from the oven and transfer to a cooling rack. Serve immediately or store in an airtight container for 4-5 days.


The calories listed are an approximation based on the ingredients and a serving size of one cookie. Actual calories may vary. The cookies can be stored in a sealed container for up to five days.


Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 163kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 29mg | Sodium: 162mg | Potassium: 46mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 260IU | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 0.7mg
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