If you're looking for a soft sugar cookie recipe, give this one a try. The cookies are soft and delicious! Even without the frosting.
3 cups flour
1 tablespoon baking powder
1 cup butter, softened at room temperature
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
In a large bowl, combine softened butter and sugar. Mix until smooth. Add in egg and vanilla and mix well. Add baking powder and flour, 1 cup at a time. Mix well after each addition. Dough may start to crumble, but keep mixing and the dough will pull together. When the dough is mixed, roll into a ball and wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 350. Sprinkle the counter with flour (or powdered sugar - I like to use powdered sugar instead) and roll dough out to 1/4 inch thick. Cut with a cookie cutter, then transfer to a greased cookie sheet, about 2 inches apart. Bake for 6 to 8 minutes (I pull them out when the top no longer looks moist). Let cool on cookie sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire cooling rack to cool all the way.
Recipe from Make Bake Celebrate.