Soft Melt in Your Mouth Sugar Cookies {Birthday Cookies}

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Janelle from Comfy in the Kitchen showed up to the hotel before the Women Living Well Conference with a plate full of birthday cookies!  She has a story for why she calls them birthday cookies below that you just have to read.  But first I’ll explain that she brought them because it was the birth of my first conference and I thought I’d feature them this week because it’s the birth of my book!!! {cue confetti again :)}
Janelle writes: “This recipe is very near and dear to my heart. Ten years ago I was being induced to have my first baby, I decided to make cookies for all the nurses and doctors that God was sending to be part of one of the most special days of my life. I stayed up late that night dreaming of what it was going to be like being a mother…while I made these very cookies. When I took these into the hospital, I was amazed at how much joy they brought the hospital staff !
I felt as though I had a revolving door on my room…I got to meet so many people and had a great time watching everyone enjoy them! My doctor even had one after she delivered my son. Needless to say, I made these cookies for 2 more induced labors and brought them to the hospital with me…I also make them on my children’s birthdays each year.  I’d like to take this opportunity to share with you this wonderful family recipe that we love so much….Enjoy!”

Sugar, butter, eggs, flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, vanilla and buttermilk (I don’t typically have buttermilk on hand, so I will show you a trick)

To substitute buttermilk, you add 1 Tbsp of lemon juice to 1 cup of milk (you can also substitute vinegar if you don’t have lemon juice) let sit until needed

In a large bowl combine sugar, softened butter (I place in the microwave for 30 seconds) and eggs

Blend until creamy

Combine the dry ingredients (flour, baking powder, soda, and salt) and pour into the wet ingredients, then add vanilla and milk.

This is what it looks like…very informal (you will have one less hand, haha)

It will make a sticky/thick batter. Place in refrigerator for 1 hour (the batter will be too sticky if you skip this part)

These sugar cookies are soft, melt in your mouth sugar cookies that are so easy to make and delicious. Plus a bonus recipe for the frosting. #womenLivingwell #easyrecipes #sugarcookies #icing

When the dough has been in the refrigerator for 1 hour, shape a heaping tablespoonful of dough into a ball. Place 6 cookie dough balls on baking sheet and bake in an oven set at 350 for 15 mins.

While the cookies are baking start making the frosting: Butter, powdered sugar, vanilla and milk

Cookies are done! Let them sit on the cookie sheet for 1 min so they are easy to take off. Then, place on a cooling rack until ready to frost.

Beat 6 Tbsp softened butter (warmed in microwave for 30 seconds), 6 cups of powdered sugar, 1 tsp vanilla, and appx 3 Tbsp of milk or until desired consistency.

When cookies are completely cool, add frosting with a knife, like so. (You may color your frosting by adding food coloring)

Add sprinkles to your liking!

My little princess couldn’t wait to frost hers! (as you can see the frosting melted a bit)

These sugar cookies are soft, melt in your mouth sugar cookies that are so easy to make and delicious. Plus a bonus recipe for the frosting. #womenLivingwell #easyrecipes #sugarcookies #icing


Soft Sugar Cookies:

2 c sugar
1 cup butter (softened)
2 eggs
5 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup buttermilk (or 1 cup milk mixed with 1 Tbsp lemon juice OR white vinegar)

Preheat oven to 350

Cream sugar, butter and eggs together. Add flour and dry ingredients together, pour into creamed mixture. Add milk and vanilla and beat well. Place dough in refrigerator for 1 hour. Roll dough into balls (heaping tablespoon size) and place 6 to a sheet to allow spreading. Bake for 15 mins. When done, keep on baking sheet for 1 min so they are easier to take off. Transfer to cooking rack until ready to frost and decorate!


6 cups powdered sugar
6 Tbsp butter (softened)
3 Tbsp (appx) of milk or until desired consistency
1 tsp vanilla
Beat all ingredients well until smooth and creamy.

Thank you Janelle for a great story and recipe!

Walk with the King!


Janelle is a Christian, a Wife, a Stay at Home Mom of 3 young children and a proud- to- claim- it “Foodie”. You can find her displaying step-by-step photos of her recipes, giving devotionals,and sharing meal ministry stories on her blog. You can follow Janelle’s blog at Follower her on facebook at Comfy In The Kitchen Follow her on Twitter at ComfynKitchen

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  1. Looks yummy!!! Although, I am more a cake fan, especially apple cake. Delicious.

    I didn’t receive the book yesterday evening : major disappointment. I’ll have another try on Thursday.

    And looking forward to the replay of 2nd webcast on Friday.

    Have a lovely day, Courtney.

    Blessings X

  2. Uh oh, I’m in trouble now. These have always been a fave of my family to take to school parties, but I always had to buy them, so they were only for special occasions. Now that I know how to make them myself, I see more of them in our future….maybe only on birthdays? Ha! Also. LOVE LOVE LOVE your snicker doodle recipe! Thanks for sharing!!!!

  3. I make an amish version of this recipe and it tastes like Lofthouse cookies that kids like so much. I do change the 2tsp in my recipe to 1 tsp vanilla and 1 tsp. almond flavoring. It’s so good. Yours are decorated so much cuter than mine!

  4. I have seen this recipe on comfy in the kitchen website. After reading the e mail and seeing the recipe, I thought hey might as well try. (not the cook in the family, and don’t hardly bake) It was so easy. My family will be surpised when they get home. Waiting for tomorrow night web cast. Thank you so much

  5. I’m so about to dig out the ingredients I have and go buy what I need to make this yummy looking treat!

  6. What a JOY that was! Ahhhh….thank you Lord for that weekend. So many beautiful “births” this year Courtney! Celebrating with YOU! Love, Nelle

  7. Those cookies look yummy!! Thanks for sharing the recipe! I’ll make some for my boy! He had a great football game today! His first fumble recovery after stripping the ball from the QB! Also brought home a great interim report card! ALL A’s! Can’t ask for better than that!

  8. OMG!! JUST took the first batch out of the oven and let me say…YUM! BEST COOKIES EVER! Thanks Nelle for the recipe!!!

  9. I made these last Christmas and they were a big hit. Today we are having a leftover party with my siblings and I was going to make more pie…but everyone is tired of pie and my niece and nephew requested SUGAR COOKIES! So I have 4 dozen beauties ready to go – yum! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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