Perfect sugar cookies are usually a labor of love. Not these ones. They are the perfect go to when you’re craving a delicious, soft sugar cookie but don’t have the time or energy to make them from scratch. Or they’re just great for a last minute treat you need to take to a dessert night, party or get together with friends.
We took these up to a friends’ cabin a couple of weekends ago and no one knew they were from a cake mix. So don’t feel like you have to let the secret out;) Just watch them vanish from the plate.
You can keep them really simple by using store bought frosting or put just a little bit of love and labor into them and make homemade frosting. **I highly recommend this–after all, frosting takes just a few minute to make and really makes the cookies taste home made. I used an almond buttercream frosting but you can use any favorite frosting recipe for these.
Cake Mix Sugar Cookies
1 box French Vanilla Cake Mix (or you can just use a white cake mix- I like the French Vanilla)
1/3 cup vegetable oil
Preheat oven to 350.
Mix everything together and scoop heaping spoonfuls onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 9-11 minutes. Let cool for 1-2 minutes before removing to a wire rack. Let cook completely before frosting. Cookies should be soft so make sure you don’t over-bake.
Easy Almond Buttercream Frosting
1/2 cup butter, soft
5 tbsp milk
1 tsp almond extract
3 1/2-4 cups powdered sugar
Cream butter until fluffy. Beat in milk and almond extract. Slowly mix in powdered sugar. Beat until creamy. (Add more milk to reach desired consistency)
Frost a thick layer onto cookies and enjoy. Add food coloring to your frosting or sprinkles to your cookies if desired.