Big, Soft Frosted Vanilla Sugar Cookies

Preparation info
  • Makes


    4 inch frosted cookies
    • Difficulty


Appears in
Pure Vanilla: Irresistible Recipes and Essential Techniques

By Shauna Sever

Published 2012

  • About

This recipe was inspired by the mass-produced, cakey frosted cookies from the supermarket that are a favorite of my husband but also full of unpronounceable ingredients. If you think those technicolor gems are good, be prepared to be blown away by this from-scratch version.


For the cookies

  • cups cake flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1


  • Sift flour, salt, and baking powder together into a medium bowl. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat butter and vanilla extract until creamy. Add sugar and beat on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together oil, eggs, and corn syrup until well blended. Reduce mixer spee