Best Chilled Sugar Cookie Recipe (Copycat Crumbl) (2024)

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An easy copycat Crumbl Cookie Recipe for the best Crumbl Chilled Sugar Cookie, ever. Using simple pantry ingredients, in 30 minutes you will enjoy, large, soft, buttery cookies, frosted with an amazing almond buttercream frosting.

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Are you fortunate enough to live near a Crumbl Cookies? I kept hearing about these amazing cookies and then, we had one open up not far from us! <happy dance> Giant, soft, amazing flavors; some are served warm, others like this Crumbl sugar cookie is served chilled, which I highly recommend.

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FABULOUS!! This will be my new go to sugar cookie recipe. The cookies are so unbelievably soft that you could even eat them without the frosting (that’s coming from someone who loves frosting!). I love that you can dye the frosting any color to suit the occasion and that these are so quick and easy to make. These cookies were perfection just like her copycat Crumbl chocolate chip cookie recipe! I can’t wait to try out even more recipes and I’m so glad I found this blog on Pinterest!! ????

Marisa
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I have purchased many of these chilled Sugar Cookies from Crumbl and we have enjoyed each and every one of them! It was all for research (wink-wink), because while I LOVE supporting local businesses, I cannot afford to buy a dozen of these soft sugar cookies on a regular basis.

So I taste tested, figured out the texture and that creamy, almond buttercream frosting! WOW! Then I went to work deconstructing the Crumbl sugar cookie recipe.

The texture and taste of these cookies was almost exactly like my Frosted Sugar Cookie Bars (which you will love). I modified that recipe to achieve these dense, chewy, super soft and oh so flavorful Crumbl Sugar cookie recipe.

Simple Ingredients Crumbl Sugar Cookies

  • BUTTER | Please use real butter, if it’s soft coming out of the fridge, it’s a blend and you will not achieve the same results. I chose to use European* butter for this recipe, because it’s more “buttery” if you will, has a higher butterfat content and produces a supremely delicious cookie! I used salted because that is what I had, if you use unsalted, then add ½ teaspoon of kosher salt.
  • GRANULATED SUGAR | I use organic all natural cane sugar, you may substitute refined white granulated sugar. If you use cane sugar, be sure to cream with the butter a minute or two longer; breaking down the more coarse crystals.
  • EGGS | I use large eggs in my baking, in this recipe I brought them to room temperature. If you forget, submerge the eggs in warm tap water and allow to sit for 5 minutes.
  • VANILLA EXTRACT | Use the good stuff, by the way, if you have never made your own, try my vanilla extract recipe.
  • ALMOND EXTRACT | This is what gives these Crumbl cookie copycat sugar cookie recipe their distinctive flavor. I love using Rodelle Pure Almond Extract.
  • ALL-PURPOSE FLOUR | I use unbleached organic all-purpose flour in my baking, I like the texture it yields.

Get the full recipe in the recipe card below.

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European butter isricher and just plain butterier than most garden-variety American butter. It’s creamier, softer, melts more easily, and usually has a most distinct yellow color. Bake two batches of the same cookie recipe side by side, each with one of the two types of butter, and you’ll see and taste the difference.

How to Make Copycat Crumbl Cookies

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Step 1 | Cream butter and sugar

Cream together the butter and sugar, until fluffy, light and creamy, on medium-high speed. Scrape the sides down. Add eggs, one at a time, beating about 1 minute between additions.

HINT: If using all-natural cane sugar, beat about 3-4 minutes on medium-high speed.

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Step 2 | Add vanilla and almond extract

Add vanilla extract and almond extract, mix until combined.

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Step 3 | Add dry ingredients

Stir the baking powder and salt (if using) into all-purpose flour, then with mixer on low, add slowly until combined. Scraping down sides of bowl to incorporate all flour. Crumbl Sugar cookie dough will be soft and easily scoopable.

Step 4 | Making Crumbl Chilled Sugar Cookies

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Crumbl cookie dough recipe is so easy to work with, it will be very soft. The best part, no chilling required!

Using a ¼ cup cookie scoop or lightly grease a ¼ cup measuring cup, scoop cookie dough and then shape into a ball. You want a little overhang in the scoop, this gives the cookies the “rustic” edges.

Place on silicone or parchment lined baking sheet (<== my favorite!), I put 6 to a half sheet pan. Then using a glass, or bottom of a flat measuring cup (dip in a little flour first) press down on the cookies to flatten slightly, not too thin, you don’t want them to spread too far, should be about ½-¾ of an inch.

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Bake in preheated 350° F (175° C) oven, for 9-11 minutes (less if you made your cookies smaller); remove from oven once cookies are no longer glossy on top and are puffed up, they will set as they cool. Cool on cookie sheet. Then transfer to wire cooling rack.

Almond Buttercream Frosting Ingredients

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Simple ingredients for this amazing and spot on copycayt Crumbl Almond Buttercream Frosting, full details on how to make this creamy, sweet almond icing in the recipe card at bottom of post.

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Spread frosting onto cooled cookies (in this instance, it’s okay if they are still slightly warm). I used a small cookie scoop and then used an off-set spatula to spread the icing on top of the cookies.

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Crumbl Chilled Sugar Cookies

These cookies truly are best when served chilled! It makes them even thicker if possible, more chewy, the flavors burst out of your mouth!

Variations and Substitutions

Gluten-Free Crumbl Sugar Cookies

This recipe works beautifully made Gluten-Free, just like my Gluten-Free chewy chocolate chip cookies! Substitute the flour with half almond flour and half Gluten-Free Cup for Cup All-Purpose Flour (<<==my fave for baking).

Shape and bake as directed above.

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Change the frosting color to match your occasion

This simple change of changing the frosting color will make your crumbl sugar cookies pop! Add sprinkles too!

Substitutions

  • If you don’t like or have Almond Extract, increase the Vanilla Extract by ½ a teaspoon.
  • Same with the almond buttercream frosting, swap out the almond extract for vanilla extract.
  • Smaller cookies | Use a medium cookie scoop, making mini cookies, just like Crumbl mini cookies! But, only bake for about 6-7 minutes.
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Storage Tips for Crumbl Sugar Cookies

  • Not baking the cookies right away? Place the dough (covered) in the fridge until ready to use, up to 48 hours. Remove from fridge, allow dough to come to room temperature (about 30 minutes) scoop, flatten and bake as directed.
  • Store frosted Crumbl sugar cookies in fridge in an airtight container or baggie, 7-10 days.
  • Freeze Cookie Dough Balls by scooping/flattening, then flash freezing on a cookie sheet. Transfer to an airtight freezer container or baggie, may be frozen up to 3 months (yeah right!). To bake, remove from freezer and thaw overnight in fridge, then place on cookie sheet while oven is preheating, bake as directed.
  • How to Freeze Baked/Frosted Cookies | Place frosted chilled sugar cookies on cookie sheet and flash-freeze for one hour, then place frosted cookies between wax paper in airtight container or baggie. Keeps up to 3 months.
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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the trick to soft sugar cookies?

Have ingredients (including eggs) at room temperature, whisk the flour, leavening and salt together ahead of time. Don’t overmix and remove cookies from oven before they turn brown. Don’t overbake.

Why are my Soft Sugar Cookies dry?

The simple answer is you probably overbaked them, they will look slightly undone when you take them out of the oven, they will set and firm up as they cool. You also might have overmixed your batter, just mix until combined.

How do you keep sugar cookies from spreading while baking?

Use parchment paper or a silicone baking mat. Coating your cookie sheet with baking spray will add too much grease to the baking sheet, causing the cookies to spread too quickly.

High Altitude Crumbl Sugar Cookies

If baking at high altitude, make the following simple adjustments.

  • Increase flour by 2 tablespoons.
  • Decrease baking powder to 1 ½ teaspoons
  • Reduce baking time by 1-3 minutes (every oven is different, so keep an eye on them)
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  • Do not overmix the dough! Just mix until flour is combined. The dough will be very soft!
  • Bake just until puffed and glossy on top, DO NOT OVERBAKE! Please! 🙂
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Chilled Sugar Cookie Recipe (Copycat Crumbl)

You are in for a HUGE treat with this easy copycat Crumbl Cookie Recipe for the best Chilled Sugar Cookies, ever. Using simple pantry ingredients, in 30 minutes you will enjoy, large, soft, buttery cookies, frosted with an amazing almond buttercream frosting.

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Prep Time: 15 minutes minutes

Cook Time: 11 minutes minutes

Total Time: 26 minutes minutes

Servings: 12 -14 large cookies

Calories: 516kcal

Author: Kathleen Pope

Equipment

Ingredients

Sugar Cookie Dough

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour I use organic unbleached all-purpose flour. Regular flour may be used (add 2 Tablespoons for high altitude)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 ½ teaspoon for high altitude
  • 1 cup butter Room temperature. I used salted, if using unsalted, add ¼-½ teaspoon salt (regular or European butter may be used)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar I use organic, all-natural pure cane sugar
  • 2 eggs room temperature (to speed up, submerge eggs in warm tap water for 5 minutes)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon almond extract if omitting, increase vanilla extract to 1 ½ teaspoons

Almond Buttercream Frosting

  • ½ cup butter softened (I used salted, if using unsalted, add ¼ teaspoon salt)
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract or substitute with vanilla extract
  • 1-3 tablespoons cream or may use ½ and ½, milk or water
  • 3-4 drops pink food coloring optional. I used an all-natural pink food coloring.

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Instructions

Sugar Cookies

  • Cream together the butter and sugar, until fluffy, light and creamy, on medium-high speed. Scrape the sides down. Add eggs, one at a time, beating about 1 minute between additions.

    TIP: If using all-natural cane sugar, beat for about 3-4 minutes on medium-high speed.

  • Add vanilla extract and almond extract, mix until combined. Stir the baking powder and salt (if using) into all-purpose flour, then with mixer on low, add slowly until combined. Scraping down sides of bowl to incorporate all flour. Crumbl Sugar cookie dough will be soft and easily scoopable.

  • This is a super easy to cookie dough to work with and it will be very soft. The best part, no chilling required! Using a ¼ cup cookie scoop or lightly grease a ¼ cup measuring cup, scoop cookie dough and then shape into a ball. You want a little overhang in the scoop, this gives the cookies the "rustic" edges.

  • Place on parchment or silicone-lined baking sheet, I did 6 to a half sheet pan. Then using a glass, or bottom of a flat measuring cup (dip in a little flour first) press down on the cookies to flatten slightly, not too thin.

  • Bake in preheated 350° F (175° C) oven, for 9-11 minutes (less if you made your cookies smaller), remove from oven once cookies are no longer glossy on top and are puffed up, they will set as they cool. Cool on cookie sheet. Then transfer to wire cooling rack.

Almond Buttercream Frosting

  • In the bowl of a stand mixer or hand mixer, whip butter until light and fluffy, slowly with mixer on low — add the powdered sugar a little at a time, then add almond (or vanilla) extract, cream and mix until combined, if adding food coloring, add 2-4 drops of food coloring if desired. Increase speed to medium or high and whip for 2-3 minutes until light, fluffy and creamy.

  • Spread frosting onto cooled cookies (in this instance, it's okay if they are still slightly warm). I used a small cookie scoop to scoop frosting, then an offset spatula to spread the icing on top of the cookies. Once cookies are completely cooled, store in airtight container in fridge.

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Notes

Gluten-Free Crumbl Sugar Cookies? I believe that this recipe would work beautifully made Gluten-Free, just like my Gluten-Free chewy chocolate chip cookies! And I hope to try it soon! I would substitute the flour for a combination of almond flour and Gluten-Free Cup for Cup All-Purpose Flour.

High Altitude Adjustments

If baking at high altitude, make the following simple adjustments.

  • Increase flour by 2 tablespoons.
  • Decrease baking powder to 1 ½ teaspoons
  • Reduce baking time by 1-3 minutes (every oven is different, so keep an eye on them)

VARIATIONS

  • If you don’t like or have Almond Extract, increase the Vanilla Extract by ½ a teaspoon.
  • Same with the almond buttercream frosting, swap out the almond extract for vanilla extract.
  • Smaller cookies | Use a medium cookie scoop, making mini cookies, just like Crumbl mini cookies! But, only bake for about 6-7 minutes.

STORAGE

  • Not baking the cookies right away? Place the dough (coverd) in the fridge until ready to use, up to 48 hours. Remove from fridge and allow to come to room temperature (about 30 minutes) scoop, flatten and bake as directed.
  • Store frosted Crumbl sugar cookies in fridge in an airtight container or baggie, up to one week (though I have found older and they were fine! 🙂
  • Freeze Cookie Dough Balls by scooping and flash freezing on a cookie sheet, then transferring to an airtight freezer container or baggie, may be frozen up to 3 months (yeah right!). To bake, remove from freezer and thaw overnight in fridge, then place on cookie sheet while oven is preheating, bake as directed.
  • How to Freeze Baked/Frosted Cookies | Place frosted chilled sugar cookies on cookie sheet and flash-freeze for one hour, then place frosted cookies between wax paper in airtight container or baggie. Keeps up to 3 months.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 516kcal | Carbohydrates: 71g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 90mg | Sodium: 265mg | Potassium: 54mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 46g | Vitamin A: 767IU | Vitamin C: 0.01mg | Calcium: 56mg | Iron: 2mg

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FAQs

What happened to Crumbl chilled sugar cookie? ›

The Classic Pink Sugar cookie, once a regular part of Crumbl's menu, is now a rotating cookie. It will appear on the menu only a few times a year. In a response to customer feedback, Crumbl announced the change on Instagram.

Is the pink sugar cookie at Crumbl chilled? ›

It's everyones favorite Crumbl cookie -- the classic pink chilled sugar cookie! A crumbly cookie topped with sweet almond icing.

What makes Crumbl cookies so successful? ›

Crumbl has you covered there, too. The company's unique flavors and constantly changing menu may contribute to its success, since it's created a set of reviewers who anxiously await for the new menu to debut so they can try them. Crumbl has something of a cult following.

Why did Crumbl cookie get sued? ›

In July, Crumbl settled a similar lawsuit it had filed against another Utah-based rival, Crave Cookies. In both cases, Crumbl claimed trademark infringement over such things as the packaging design, and that the products are “confusingly similar to Crumbl's established and successful trade dress and brand identity.”

Why is Crumbl cookie getting sued? ›

Consumers in class action claim that Crumbl deceptively charges a service fee. The fee is a violation of a California law requiring the total price of products, including surcharges, to be included in advertisem*nts, the plaintiffs claim.

Do chilled Crumbl cookies need to stay chilled? ›

These soft and scrumptious treats maintain their freshness and flavor when stored in an airtight container away from heat and sunlight. Do you have to refrigerate Crumbl cookies? Well, you can, but you really don't have to.

Do chilled Crumbl cookies have to stay in the fridge? ›

Keep Crumbl cookies at room temperature in an airtight container for up to 3 days. Simply set them in a cool, dry area out of direct sun. Or, store your cookies in the fridge in an airtight container for up to 7 days. Alternatively, freeze the cookies for up to 6 months.

What did Crumbl cookie get in trouble for? ›

Per a press release obtained by ABC4, an investigation found that the franchises in question allowed young employees, "many 14 and 15 years of age," to work more than the law permits or in "hazardous or prohibited occupations." Additional violations included minors operating dangerous machinery, like ovens, and working ...

Why not to eat Crumbl cookies? ›

The consumer advocacy group wrote that a chocolate chip cookie from Crumbl has a full day's worth of saturated fat and more than half a day's worth of added sugar. For customers worried about eating too many calories in one sitting, Crumbl sells a cookie cutter for $8 that evenly divides its cookies into four servings.

What is the most famous Crumbl cookie? ›

One of the most popular Crumbl cookie flavors you can get is birthday cake. Of course it tastes just like good old-fashioned vanilla birthday cake. This cookie features cream cheese frosting and sprinkles.

Does Crumbl under cook their cookies? ›

Our cookies are meant to be crispy on the outside and gooey on the inside but not undercooked. If your cookies seem undercooked, please contact Customer Assist using the chat bubble 💬 at crumblcookies.com/contact. We want to make a report with your feedback! The best cookies in the world.

Are Crumbl cookies actually baked? ›

From day one, it was important to them that Crumbl customers see their cookies being mixed, balled, baked and dressed in real-time. Equally as important were the high-quality ingredients used in each unique batch.

Do Crumbl cookies always have chilled sugar? ›

Each week, our menu rotates to give you 4 different specialty flavors to taste and enjoy. Don't worry, our famous milk chocolate chip and chilled sugar cookie are always available.

Why is Crumbl cookie getting shut down? ›

Following these shutterings, Crumbl closed a couple of additional stores in 2024. In January, the company shut the doors of one shop in Bellevue, Tenn., as reported by Williamson Source. Then, in February, Crumbl closed a Victorville, Calif., location "due to underperformance," according to Victor Valley News Group.

What cookie company did Crumbl sue? ›

When Crumbl filed its lawsuit against Dirty Dough, it also sued another rival company, Utah-based Crave Cookies, and Crave counter-sued. Crumbl and Crave agreed in July to drop their legal actions against each other.

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