Sugar Cookies Recipe

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The best Sugar Cookies ever!! Recipe on { } So soft and delicious with a yummy cream cheese & almond frosting!

Most of you who know me personally know that I swear by mom’s Sugar Cookies. They are the best yet that I have ever tasted and I crave them ALL THE TIME!! I shared the recipe last year and have had several readers tell me they are their new favorites. Not surprised, really. 🙂

Well, my mom likes to try new recipes and tried out a new Sugar Cookies recipe. All of us kids were a little skeptical to try them because we are huge fans of the classic cookies she makes. To our surprise, these cookies were DELICIOUS and very comparable in taste and yummy-ness to the other recipe. She was able to find the recipe from HERE and it’s not too different to our Class Sugar Cookies recipe. They are a little more cream cheese-y and less Almond Extract-y and are soft and perfect.

Here is the recipe for these yummy Sugar Cookies:

Sugar Cookies

5 from 3 votes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes
Servings 2 dozen
Calories 3268 kcal
Author Lil' Luna


Sugar Cookie

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp cream of tartar


  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1/2 cup cream cheese softened
  • pinch salt
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • food coloring



  1. Cream butter, shortening, sugar and powdered sugar in a bowl until fluffy. Beat in vanilla and egg. Set aside.

  2. Sift dry ingredients together and add to the butter mixture. Mix well.
  3. Roll out dough onto a light-floured surface to a ⅜ inch thickness. Cut out cookies with a cookie cutter. Place on lightly greased cookie sheet and bake at 375 for 8-9 minutes.


  1. To make frosting cream together butter, cream cheese, pinch of salt, vanilla, almond extract, and food coloring until creamy.

  2. Mix in 4 cups powdered sugar until well blended. If too thick, add a little milk.
  3. Frost cookies and enjoy!

The best Sugar Cookies ever!! Recipe on { } So soft and delicious with a yummy cream cheese & almond frosting!

The best Sugar Cookies ever!! Recipe on { } So soft and delicious with a yummy cream cheese & almond frosting!

So soft and so yummy! I could probably eat a dozen!

Our ALL-TIME FAVORITE SUGAR COOKIE RECIPE!! They are always so soft and have the best, creamy frosting with hints of almond. YUM!

Be sure to check out the Original Soft Sugar Cookie recipe here if you want to try that too. I seriously don’t know which one I like better!

I may be slightly addicted to sugar cookies, so be sure to check out these favorites too…

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These Gooey Funfetti Sugar Cookies are AH-mazing! { } Cake mix cookies with a simple, yummy frosting!

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These Chewy Sugar Cookies are SO yummy! A hint of almond extract and a drizzle of glaze makes these cookies irresistible!

Chewy Sugar Cookies

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Kristyn Merkley

My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative – from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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  1. Yummy! I love soft sugar cookies…especially Kroger’s. I’ve never tried to make them, but I think I will for Valentine’s Day. Thanks for the recipe.

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  3. Hi Kristyn I am writting from Spain. I come up to your blog by chance and I felt in love. I have been two days looking your different recipes, and I already did one of them (the Zucchini chips recipe). This weekend I am about to do the Mini Applesasuce Muffins recipe lets see how I do them :-). But sometimes it is difficult for us to understand some ingredients, so I am here to ask you, exactly the shortening what it is. Is it like Grisco, and if so, can we change this for sthg else. As you may know here in Spain we don’t use as much butter as you do in the States and at least most of us try to change the butter for olive oil, although I know this is not possible for some recipes. But for sure we don’t use much shortening (I think) so maybe you can help me with this, as I would very much liked to try this cookies. Sorry for this large text 🙂 but really I love your blog!! Thank you in advance for your help. Kisses!! Ruth