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Frosted Cakey Sugar Cookies (No Roll)

Frosted Cakey Sugar Cookies by Back For Seconds #lofthouse #sugarcookies

This is the sugar cookie recipe you will have dreams about. There is no rolling, no cookie cutters, no fuss. Just buttery, light, cakey, sugar cookie goodness with the perfect vanilla frosting. And sprinkles. Lots of sprinkles. Because today we are celebrating…

Baby Shower

Do you all know Mandy? She is such a sweetheart! Her blog is full of mouth-watering recipes. I guarantee if you visit her, you will leave with at least one (or 5) things on your recipe list! Plus she was one of the first people to support me when I started Back For Seconds – you don’t forget someone like that!   

Frosted Cakey Sugar Cookies by Back For Seconds #lofthouse #sugarcookies

She is about to have another baby, and we just love her, here in blog land, so Holly from Life as a Lofthouse put together this virtual baby shower for her! SURPRISE!!

So put your feet up, Mandy, and I’ll pass you a big plate of cookies! Baby needs them :)

Frosted Cakey Sugar Cookies by Back For Seconds #lofthouse #sugarcookies

I am usually not a big sweets eater unless it’s chocolate, but these were unbelievably good! The cookie is so light and cakey, buttery and soft. The frosting is fluffy, creamy, and full of vanilla flavor, but not too sweet. And those sprinkles just make these cookies so happy, don’t you think?

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Frosted Cakey Sugar Cookies by Back For Seconds #lofthouse #sugarcookies

Frosted Cakey Sugar Cookies (No Roll)

Serves 48
Prep time 2 hours
Cook time 10 minutes
Total time 2 hours, 10 minutes
Meal type Dessert, Snack
Misc Child Friendly, Freezable, Gourmet, Pre-preparable
Bakery style frosted sugar cookies so soft and cakey, you won't be able to stop eating them!



  • 1 cup butter (softened)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 3/4 cups flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2-3 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Step 1
In a large bowl cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Mix in the sour cream and vanilla. Add in the eggs one at a time. Gradually add in the flour, corn starch, baking powder, and salt until everything is incorporated. Cover and chill at least one hour.
Step 2
Preheat oven to 350*
Roll chilled dough into 1 1/2" balls and flatten slightly with the bottom of a glass. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet 2" apart. Bake for 10 minutes, cool on wire racks.
Step 3
Beat together the butter, sugar, vanilla, and 2 Tbs of the milk until very smooth. If needed, add another Tbs of milk and if desired, add food coloring. Spread or pipe onto cooled cookies and immediately add sprinkles.
Store in an air tight container at room temperature.

Check out the other ladies helping throw the baby shower! They have all made something yummy!

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Stephanie @
Hayley @
Ashton @
Nikki @
Brandie @
Aimee @
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25 Responses to “Frosted Cakey Sugar Cookies (No Roll)”

  1. Liz says:

    Aren’t sugar cookies the best, especially with frosting on top?! I could use a few of them right now!

  2. yummmm….Stephanie, these look so dang good. I would totally put my feet up and eat these.all.gone. Thanks so much for celebrating! It was the best surprise :)

  3. I love a good sugar cookie that doesn’t require any extra work like rolling :-) That’s probably the lazy speaking for me though!!! I love how puffy and soft your cookies look!!! I’m not having a baby, but I would love a plate of those passed to me too !!!

  4. I really dislike rolling out and cutting cookies, so this looks like the ideal cookie for me. Looks so soft and wonderful!!

  5. These are gorgeous cookies Stephanie! Can I eat them all plleeeassee?

  6. Elizabeth says:

    Mmm…YUM! My favorite kind of cookie!

  7. Ohmygosh, these turned out so awesome–they look even better than the lofthouse cookies. So fluffy and perfect!

  8. ooh I love that you don't have to roll these out! And they are so festive!

  9. ooh I love that these don’t have to be rolled out and they are so festive too!

  10. Christi says:

    These look perfect- I crave sugar cookies so I can’t wait to try these! Just pinned them!

  11. Andrea says:

    Wow! Just made these cookies tonight. They are divine. Thank you for the recipe!

  12. Puffy, fat, pillowy sugar cookies are the BEST kind. Especially when they’re slathered in icing and tons of pretty sprinkles!

  13. Michelle says:

    No rolling, no cutters, no mess on the counters sounds good to me! Nice job!

  14. Rachel says:

    Oh my goodness – these look ridiculously, amazingly good. I want to make some immediately.

  15. Anonymous says:

    Hi The cookies are pretty. I am a cookie lover so I have printed off the recipe and will certainly be trying these very soon. Love the addition of the corn starch. I just made shortbread cookies with cornstarch. Not posted yet. Thank you Andi.

  16. Love this! The little cupcake stand is adorable, too! Thanks so much for sharing at Pint Sized Baker for Two Cup Tuesday!

  17. Stephanie – these look amazing!! I love the colors.

  18. Lyndsie says:

    I followed this recipe perfectly, but it definitely didn’t turn out like everyone’s going nuts over. They’re not bad, but the dough was extremely sticky, even after sitting in the fridge for over 3 hours AND adding an extra cup of flour. Definitely a messy kind of cookie dough that isn’t easily flattened with a cup. However, the frosting recipe is utter perfection and I will be saving it and using it on my next cake!

    • Sorry you had trouble with the dough. It is a bit sticky but usually I just dust the bottom of a glass with flour to flatten the cookies and it does the trick. I’m glad you loved the frosting! I could eat it with a spoon. Thanks for the feedback, Lyndsie!


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