Soft and Poofy Sugar Cookies (with Frosting)

Like Annie from Annie’s Eats, my husband LOVES those poofy soft sugar cookies from the grocery store. (And who am I kidding? So do I!) I decided to give these a go. As Annie says, they are buttery, pillowy, and delicious. The frosting is perfect and they make a lovely presentation.

I decorated with purple frosting and silver sprinkles. What’s fun about these cookies is you can use any color frosting and sprinkles to match your festivities. They are perfect “party cookies.”

It’s important to keep an eye on these cookies as they bake, though, because just a second too long and they easily become a bit dry. I’ve always struggled with determining when a cookie is done. There is the afterbake to account for and each dough is so different. Furthermore, the desired texture for different cookie recipes varies dramatically–crispy, chewy, pillowy, soft. As I’ve said before, I will just have to keep baking cookies over and over until I’ve figured it out. Not a bad problem to have, do you think?

Check out the recipe at Annies Eats. Bake them and let me know what you think.

P.S. Remember the last time I used the silver sprinkles? It was for these mini chocolate halloween cupcakes with silver frosting!


2 Responses

  1. yup, i think the only answer is to keep baking cookies 🙂 i always try to do a little under, b/c cookie dough is never a bad thing…

  2. Good advice, Shannon! I will be sure to practice lots to be ready for your cookie swap next winter! 🙂

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