Iced Sugar Cookies (Cake-Like Cookies, Soft Icing)

Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 1 hr
Cook 10 mins

There is a brand of store bought, iced sugar cookies in my area that I just love. They are called Debbie Joe's. I dare say these are better. I can make them from home so they are economical, more fresh, and lack any of those commercial baking ingrediets. I just love them. You can add the vanilla but I actually find they taste better without it.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. For the cookies beat the butter and sugar until creamed. Add in eggs and vanilla and beat until smooth.
  3. Combine dry ingredients.
  4. Add dry ingredients and milk into the creamed mixture in two batches.
  5. Refrigerate dough for up to an hour.
  6. Use 2 'tablespoons' (cereal spoons) to make 2-3 inch balls of dough. (After baking you want cookies that are about the size of the palm of your hand.).
  7. Bake for 10-12 minutes. The tops of the cookies shouldn't be browned.
  8. For the frosting beat all ingredients together until smooth adding more milk if necessary. When cookies are cool, frost and add sprinkles if you like.
Most Helpful

Great cookies! Very much like a commercial cookie that we occasionally buy here. Be careful not to overmix the batter, I think I did and my cookies were a little tough. Also, I baked the first batch for 11 minutes and the bottoms were browned which made the cookies a little tough so I baked the rest for a shorter time and they were much better. Finally, I will cut down on the butter in the icing next time because it tasted too much like butter. Overall a great recipe though, thanks for sharing!

little_princess_suzy February 14, 2010

WAY better than the store bought soft sugar cookie. I strongly dislike crunchy sugar cookies, so this recipe was perfect! I switched out about half a cup of flour for french vanilla pudding. Your icing is also fantastic! Thanks for sharing!

halfrican808 December 19, 2012

These cookies were amazing!!! My co-worker had this look of total amazement on her face while eating one. She asked for the recipe immediately. I make one mistake with the ingredients though. I thought I had read 1 cup of margarine which I used, but it's only a 1/2 cup. They still turned out incredible. I didn't frost them, just sprinkled some white sugar on each cookie before baking. I can't say enough about these and will be making them often!! :)

CherriesOnTop August 31, 2015