Soft and Fluffy Sugar Cookies

You know those big, fluffy, soft sugar cookies from the grocery store? Yeah? I hate those cookies. Gabe always threatens to put a dozen in our cart, knowing that the sickly sweetness and weird chemical aftertaste make me scrunch up my face in disgust.

But a lot of people love those cookies. Like really love them. Enough that I thought I’d try this recipe for them, those inexplicable grocery-store-sugar-cookie-lovers. But something strange happened along the way. I whipped the sugar and butter, and mixed in the dry ingredients, and then I tasted the dough. And guess what?

I liked them. I really liked them.

But it didn’t stop there. I frosted them with buttercream and embellished them with both edible fairy dust and hand-painted sprinkles (seriously) from Magnolia Bakery. And it was a glorious bomb of butter and sugar that I need a week to recover from. So these babies will be given away to unsuspecting enemies friends. But let the record show: this gal, a devout hater of grocery store sugar cookies, loves these. Like really.

Soft and fluffy sugar cookies

Soft and fluffy sugar cookies

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