Soft Cut Out Sugar Cookies

What Are Soft Cut Out Sugar Cookies?

This recipe features a secret ingredient that makes cookies tender, moist, and hold shape in the oven. Paired with classic sugar cookie icing!

Simple Ingredients

You'll need a few ingredients to make this easy recipe, so round them up and let's get started!

Make the Cookie Dough

Mix the dry and wet ingredients separately, then combine them together to form the dough. Then refrigerate it.

Roll Out the Dough

Bring the cookie dough back to room temperature, divide it into two, and roll each part between parchment paper until it's about 1/4-inch thick.

Cut the Dough

Freeze dough for 5 minutes, then remove from the freezer, peel off the parchment paper, and cut it into shapes immediately.

Transfer the Dough

Transfer the shaped dough to a cookie sheet.


Bake your cookies for 7-10 minutes, or until the cookies look done.

Let Cool

Allow the cookies to cool for 3-5 minutes, then transfer them to a cooling rack to finish cooling.

Make the Icing

Whisk together the powdered sugar, corn syrup, vanilla extract, and milk. Divide the mixture into bowls for desired colors and stir in gel icing color.

Ice the Cookies

Spread the icing onto the cookies using a squeeze bottle, piping bag, knife, or spatula, and sprinkle with desired sprinkles.


Allow the icing to dry until fully hard and able to be stacked on.

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