Soft Sugar Cookies

  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 1 h
  • about 2 dozen cookies



  • Step 1

    Preheat oven to 350°F (180°C). Set aside bagged sprinkles or sugars in Soft Sugar Cookie Gift Jar. Transfer remaining contents jar into large bowl. Add butter, egg and 1 tsp (5 mL) vanilla. Using an electric mixer on medium speed, beat until well-combined dough forms.

  • Step 2

    Transfer dough to lightly floured surface and roll to about 1/4-in. (5-mm) thickness. Use a variety of 2-in. (5-cm) holiday cookie cutters to cut into cookies. Arrange cut-outs about 1-in. (2.5-cm) apart, on parchment paper-lined baking sheets. Re-roll scraps twice to make a total of about 2 dozen cookies.

  • Step 3

    Bake, in batches, on middle rack, 10 to 12 min. until lightly golden around edges. Cool on baking sheet 1 min. Transfer to wire rack to cool completely.

  • Step 4

    To make icing, whisk icing sugar with 2 tbsp (30 mL) water and remaining 1 tsp (5 mL) vanilla until smooth. Transfer to small, re-sealable plastic bag. Snip off small corner and pipe icing onto cookies. Top with sprinkles and let stand 15 min. until icing is set.


For a more complete gift, place the icing sugar in a decorative jar and attach to Soft Sugar Cookie Gift Jar with tape or ribbon.

Nutrition Facts

  • Nutrition Description Per serving (1 cookie)
  • Calories 120
  • Fat 4.5 g
  • Saturated Fat 2.5 g
  • Carbs 20 g
  • Sugar 15 g
  • Protein 1 g
  • Cholesterol 20 mg
  • Fibre 0
  • Sodium 35 mg