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Green Soft Sugar Cookies

Green Soft Sugar Cookies are the easiest soft baked sugar cookies you will ever make. Soft, chewy and delicious.. this will be your new favorite recipes for soft sugar cookies.

Green Soft Sugar Cookies stacked up

Green Soft Sugar Cookies are the absolute perfect soft baked sugar cookie to made anytime you want to add a little green color into your day or maybe even a special holiday like St. Patrick’s Day, Christmas or even Easter.  These sugar cookies are so easy to make and come out perfect every time.  Chewy, soft and the best Go To recipe if you are in the mood for sugar cookies. 


The secret to making the perfect homemade is refrigerating the dough.  When I first did my recipe for sugar cookies, I didn’t refrigerate my dough and I couldn’t figure out why my soft sugar cookies flattened out and wouldn’t hold their shape.  After a bit of research, I remade my homemade sugar cookies but refrigerated the dough first and WOW .. what a difference.  Always remember to refrigerate your soft sugar cookie dough and you will be rewarded with perfect soft sugar cookies every time.

Green Soft Sugar Cookies rolled into balls and laid on baking pan


These Green Soft Sugar Cookies are super easy to make and take no time at all to bring together.  Start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside. Cream together your sugar and butter in a large mixing bowl and then add in egg yolks, vanilla and salt. Then in a separate bowl, combine your flour, baking soda and cream of tartar and then slowly incorporate the dry ingredients into your sugar batter. Mix in your green food coloring and refrigerate your dough for 20 minutes.  Once chilled, add sugar to a small bowl.

Green Soft Sugar Cookie rolled in a ball and in a bowl of sugar

Spoon out enough dough to make a 1 1/2 inch ball and once formed, roll though the sugar.

Green Soft Sugar Cookies in balls

Place on your baking sheet and once sheet is filled, bake for 12 – 13 minutes. Let cool on the baking sheet for 2 minutes before moving to a rack to cool completely.

Green Soft Sugar Cookies are chewy, soft and have just a bit of crunch from the sugar coating. You can also customize these soft sugar cookies for any occasion you may need … just replace the green food coloring with whatever color you prefer or omit the food coloring altogether for perfect ‘plain’ homemade soft sugar cookies. You really can’t go wrong any way you go!

I mean really … what’s better than soft baked sugar cookies??? (Answer: Nothing!)

Green Soft Sugar Cookies in a pile


  • Always take the time to refrigerate the soft sugar cookie dough.  If you skip this step, the sugar cookies will flatten a bit and not keep their shape as well
  • When using food coloring, always go a bit darker than you actually want.  The color will lighten a bit as the soft sugar cookies will bake
  • If you don’t want to roll the cookies in the loose sugar before baking, you don’t have to.  My hubby is not a fan of the extra sugar (what the what??) so I do have the batch of soft sugar cookies with the sugar rolling and half without. If you opt not to roll the sugar cookies in the extra sugar, the cookies will still come out amazing!
  • If you don’t already have a ‘jelly roll’ pan, consider investing in one.  They are not too expensive (I think mine were $14.99 each) and since they are larger than the standard baking sheet, you can bake twice the amount of cookies in the same amount of time.  Serious game changer come holiday season!!!



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Green Soft Sugar Cookies piled up

Green Soft Sugar Cookies with a bite taken out

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Green Soft Sugar Cookies

Green Soft Sugar Cookies stacked up
Green Soft Sugar Cookies are the easiest soft baked sugar cookies you will ever make. Soft, chewy and delicious.. this will be your new favorite recipes for soft sugar cookies. | A Wicked Whisk | https://www.awickedwhisk.com
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Serving Size 48 cookies


  • 1 1/4 cup sugar + 1/2 cup for rolling
  • 1 cup butter
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Green Gel Food Coloring


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper
  • Start by creaming together the sugar and butter in a large mixing bowl
  • Add in the egg yolks one at a time and beat into the mixture before adding the next one
  • Mix in the vanilla and salt
  • In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, baking soda, cream of tartar and then slowly incorporate into your sugar batter .. this takes time, it will seem very dry at first but will come together nicely
  • Add in the Green Gel Food Coloring and stir to combine
  • Refrigerate dough for 20 minutes.
  • Pour remaining 1/2 cup sugar into a separate bowl and roll your sugar cookies in the sugar to coat
  • Spoon into 1.5 inch balls and place them on your cookie sheet - do no flatten!
  • Bake for 12 - 13 minutes and remove.. let sit on the cookie sheet for 2 minutes before moving the cookies to a wire rack
  • Let cool and enjoy!!


Serving: 1g | Calories: 114kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.34g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 58mg | Potassium: 30mg | Fiber: 0.04g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 150mg | Iron: 0.1mg

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  1. I just have regular food coloring, Will that work? About how many drops do you think I should use if yes?

    1. That will work fine!! My best advice would be to add a few drops at a time until you reach the color you like .. then add a couple more drops. Food coloring usually lightens up a bit when cooking. That’s how I add mine 🙂

  2. I am confused about the white chocolate morsels. I don’t see any in the pictures. The pictures are exactly like what I want. I am going to omit the white chocolate.

    1. Sorry for the confusion Amy it was a typo for the white chocolate morsels and was never omitted, thanks for the heads up and they should look just like they do in the picture.

    1. Thanks for the Question Deborah. Yes you can freeze this dough. Any dough with a high fat content, AKA butter, can be frozen. Just transfer it to a large zip top bag and roll it into a log. Then you are good to have these awesome cookies at a later date.

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