Soft Sugar Cookies

"This cookie is a wonderful soft cookie that will keep you sneaking more after the kids go to bed. I think I have seen these cookies being called lady fingers also. Yummy any time of the year, but just remind me of Christmas!!!!"
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Ready In:
1 batch




  • Mix flour, baking powder and salt, set aside.
  • Cream butter and sugar.
  • Stir in egg and vanilla.
  • Beat in dry ingredients.
  • Add milk and mix.
  • Chill dough for 30 minutes.
  • Roll and cut into desired shapes.
  • Bake at 400 degrees for 8-12 minutes.
  • Glaze with your favorite glaze or with this frosting:

  • 2 cups powdered sugar, 1/2 cup butter, 1 tsp vanilla.
  • Mix well.
  • Add more powdered sugar if frosting is too thin.
  • Add food coloring if desired and spread on cookies.
  • Very tasty.

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  1. I thought this recipe was really good, I omitted the chilling time and used a cookie press to make the cookies instead of rolling them out. I would decrease the oven temp though 400 was much to high and I shortened the baking time to 6 min. maybe my oven gets to hot. nice tasting cookie
  2. This was an excellent recipe. I had been searching for a sugar cookie that the little ones enjoyed: they're unusually picky about the taste of their cookies. They really enjoyed this one though, even though we just made frosted drop cookies instead of chilling and cutting them. <br/><br/>The only reason it gets 4/5 is because I had to adjust the oven temp (thanks for the warning) and baked them for 9 minutes. The consistency was very gooey but perfect for drop cookies. Overall they were awesome.
  3. I had a taste for some soft sugar cookies, so I went straight to RecipeZaar! This recipe was very basic and easy. I loved it! My cookies were very tasty, soft near the middle, but crunchy around the edges. Excellent for my taste! My only recommendation would be to chill them a bit longer than 30 minutes. You will find that they form better and are easier to handle when you drop them on the cookie sheet. Thanks Dayla!
  4. Nice flavor...however they turned out much more crispy than I expected. I think the recipe needs more flour and perhaps a little baking soda.
  5. I made 1/2 the recipe to mail to our nephew. So I didn't exactly taste them, but they were SO easy to make & smelled wonderful. I almost didn't make the frosting, but I thought it would be fun to try it. THAT tasted great & frosted the cokies nicely! I didn't chill the dough or roll it out--just made normal cookies. I used Splenda for sugar since that's all I use. The frosting hardened nicely on the cookies so I feel safe mailing them. I took a suggestion & baked them at 375 for about 8 min. I hope to make these for more folks. Thanks so much!!


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