Pink Sugar Cookies

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These copycat Crumbl pink sugar cookies are giant, soft and chewy. Topped with luscious, sweet pink frosting, they’re decorated with a sprinkle of white sparkling sugar. Just like the original cookies, they’re rich, decadent, and perfect for sharing! Enjoy with cold milk, a cup of coffee, or this delicious iced vanilla latte.

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Crumble Sugar Cookie recipe: A batch of freshly baked and frosted pink sugar cookies.
A batch of pink frosted sugar cookies.

👩🏻‍🍳 Why This Recipe’s a Keeper

  • Iconic Flavor: This copycat recipe captures the unique and irresistible taste of Crumbl Pink Sugar Cookies. (This is my favorite Crumbl cookie flavor!)
  • Crumbl Might Discontinue This Flavor: Here in California we’ve heard the rumor that Crumbl might be discontinuing their pink sugar cookies. But now, with this spot-on copycat recipe, you can always enjoy this popular flavor anytime.
  • Cost-Effective: Making these cookies at home is a cost-effective alternative to purchasing them from a Crumble location. It’s awesome to save money while still enjoying the same delicious taste and quality.
  • Simple Ingredients: The recipe is made with common pantry staples. This makes it easy for you to recreate a batch of Crumbl Pink Sugar Cookies at home.
  • Customizable Pink Color: With the addition of red gel food coloring, you can achieve the signature pink hue of Crumbl’s cookies, adding to the visual appeal and authenticity of the recipe.
  • Soft and Chewy Texture: The combination of butter, sugar, and leavening agents results in cookies that are soft, chewy, and utterly delightful with every bite.
  • Family-Friendly Recipe: Whether baking with kids, or for a special occasion, this is the perfect recipe for creating cherished memories in the kitchen.
  • Holiday Cookies: Although these these pink sugar cookies are served and enjoyed year round, they’re also ideal Valentine’s Day cookies and Easter cookies. To make them Christmas cookies, replace the almond extract with peppermint extract, and add a few red and green sprinkles on top of the frosting.
Pink Sugar Cookie with a bite taken out of it so you can see the texture.

🛒 Ingredients

For the Sugar Cookies

  • Butter: Contributes to the rich buttery flavor and tender texture of the cookies.
  • Vegetable Oil: Adds extra richness, and helps keep the cookies soft and chewy.
  • Granulated Sugar: Provides sweetness and helps create a soft, chewy texture.
  • Large Eggs: Add structure and moisture.
  • Vanilla Extract: Enhances the flavor of the other ingredients while providing a delicious bakery aroma.
  • Almond Extract (optional): Adds just a hint of almond flavor. If you don’t have this ingredient on hand, feel free to use vanilla extract instead.
  • All-Purpose Flour: Gives the cookies structure and helps them hold their shape. Make sure to measure using the spoon-and-level method, as adding too much flour can result in dry cookies.
  • Almond Flour: Adds great texture and a bit more nutty flavor to the cookies.
  • Baking Powder: Helps the cookies rise and become light and fluffy.
  • Baking Soda: A leavening agent that helps the cookies rise.
  • Kosher Salt: Enhances the flavor and balances the sweetness. I highly recommend using kosher salt, not table salt, when baking.
Ingredients for (copycat) Crumbl pink sugar cookies.

For the Pink Frosting

  • Butter: Adds richness and creaminess to the frosting.
  • Powdered Sugar: Provides sweetness and helps thicken the frosting.
  • Heavy Cream: Thins the icing to a perfectly spreadable consistency and cuts some of the sweetness of the powdered sugar.
  • Vanilla Extract: Enhances the sweetness in the cookie and adds just a hint of vanilla flavor.
  • Almond Extract (optional): Adds a rich nutty flavor that pairs well with vanilla and is a signature flavor of the classic Crumbl pink sugar cookies.
  • Pink Gel Food Coloring: If you want your cookies to look just like Crumbl, I recommend using 2 drops of AmeriColor Soft Pink.
  • White Sparkling Sugar (optional): Our own unique addition to the original recipe. It adds a beautiful sparkle and a bit of texture that makes these copycat Crumbl pink sugar cookies look extra special.
Ingredients to make the pink frosting for (copycat) Crumbl pink sugar cookies.

📖 Recipe Steps

Make the Sugar Cookies

Recipe Prep: Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper or reusable silicone baking mats.

  1. Add the softened butter and vegetable oil to the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. With the mixer on low speed, slowly add the granulated sugar. Once all the sugar has been added, turn the mixer to medium speed and beat until the mixture becomes light and fluffy – about 2 minutes.
  2. Reduce the speed to low. Add the eggs, vanilla extract and almond extract. Scrape down the sides of the bowl, if needed.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, almond flour, baking powder, baking soda and kosher salt.
  4. With the mixer still on low speed, slowly add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture. Mix just until the cookie dough begins to come together. You don’t want to overmix!
How to prepare the cookie dough for pink sugar cookies, step by step.
  1. Scoop out 1/4 cup sized portions and roll them into smooth balls. Place them at least 4″ apart on the prepared baking sheets. Spray the bottom of a large glass with nonstick baking spray, and then dip it into granulated sugar. Use the sugar-coated glass to press the cookies down slightly into a 1/2″ thick disk. The cookies should be very rustic with rough edges.
Four large disks of sugar cookie dough on a lined baking sheet.
  1. Bake for 8-12 minutes, or just until the edges are set and the tops are just beginning to turn golden blonde. Do not overbake. We want the cookies slightly underbaked in the center – just like the original Crumbl pink sugar cookies.
  2. Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheets for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely. In the meantime, while the cookies are cooling, prepare the frosting.
Four large, copycat Crumble sugar cookies cooling on a lined baking tray.

Make the Pink Frosting

  1. Place butter into the bowl of your stand mixer. Mix on medium speed with the paddle attachment until the butter is light and fluffy – about 1 minute.
  2. Add the powdered sugar, 2 tablespoons cream, vanilla extract, almond extract, and gel food coloring. Mix on low speed until the powdered sugar is fully incorporated.
  3. Turn the mixer to medium speed and beat until the frosting is light and fluffy. If the frosting is too thick, feel free to add the last tablespoon of heavy cream.
Pink frosting in a metal bowl.
  1. Spread a generous amount (about 2 tablespoons) of frosting on each cookie. If desired, top with a sprinkle of white sparkling sugar. If desired, chill these cookies in the fridge until ready to serve. (Crumbl Cookies serves their pink sugar cookies chilled.)

Note: Crumbl pink sugar cookies are meant to be shared! Cut each giant cookie into fours. One serving is 1/4 of a cookie.

Frosted pink sugar cookies with a sprinkling of white sparkling sugar on a baking tray.

👩🏻‍🍳 Recipe FAQ

Chilling the dough is not necessary for this recipe. However, if you prefer slightly thicker cookies, you can chill the dough for about 30 minutes before scooping and baking.

To prevent excessive spreading, ensure your butter is softened but not melted. Also, make sure your baking sheets are cool before placing the cookie dough on them. If your cookies still spread too much, try chilling the dough for a short time before baking.

Yes, you can omit the pink food coloring if desired. However, it will alter the appearance of the cookies, and they won’t have the signature pink color of Crumbl’s version.

Yes, you can bake the cookies a day or two in advance and store them in an airtight container. Frost the cookies on the day of the event for the freshest taste and appearance.

Store the cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3-4 days. You can also freeze the cookies (without frosting) for longer storage, up to 2-3 months. Thaw at room temperature before frosting and serving.

A batch of (copycat) Crumbl pink sugar cookies on a lined baking tray.

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Crumble Sugar Cookie recipe: A batch of freshly baked and frosted pink sugar cookies.

Pink Sugar Cookies


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  • Author: Denay DeGuzman
  • Total Time: 30 Minutes
  • Yield: 10 Very Large Cookies 1x
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Description

These pink sugar cookies are soft, chewy treats that almost melt in your mouth. The thick, luxurious frosting has a signature pink hue – just like the original Crumbl cookies. They’re easy to make, and perfect for any occasion.


Ingredients

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For the Cookies

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup almond flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

For the Frosting

  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 2 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 23 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon almond extract, or as desired
  • Pink gel food coloring (for cookies that look just like Crumbl – 2 drops AmeriColor Soft Pink)
  • White sparkling sugar (optional), for sprinkling

Instructions

Make the Sugar Cookies

Recipe Prep: Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper or reusable silicone baking mats.

  1. Add the softened butter and vegetable oil to the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. With the mixer on low speed, slowly add the granulated sugar. Once all the sugar has been added, turn the mixer to medium speed and beat until the mixture becomes light and fluffy – about 2 minutes.
  2. Reduce the speed to low. Add the eggs, vanilla extract and almond extract. Scrape down the sides of the bowl, if needed.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, almond flour, baking powder, baking soda and kosher salt. With the mixer still on low speed, slowly add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture. Mix just until the cookie dough begins to come together. Do not overmix.
  4. Scoop out 1/4 cup sized portions and roll them into smooth balls. Place them at least 4″ apart on the prepared baking sheets. Spray the bottom of a large glass with nonstick baking spray, and then dip it into granulated sugar. Use the sugar-coated glass to press the cookies down slightly into a 1/2″ thick disk. The cookies should be very rustic with rough edges.
  5. Bake for 8-12 minutes, or just until the edges are set and the tops are just beginning to turn golden blonde. Do not overbake. We want the cookies slightly underbaked in the center – just like the original Crumbl pink sugar cookies. Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheets for a few minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely. 

Make the Pink Frosting

  1. Place butter into the bowl of your stand mixer. Mix on medium speed with the paddle attachment until the butter is light and fluffy – about 1 minute.
  2. Add the powdered sugar, 2 tablespoons cream, vanilla extract, almond extract, and gel food coloring. Mix on low speed until the powdered sugar is fully incorporated. 
  3. Turn the mixer to medium speed and beat until the frosting is light and fluffy. If the frosting is too thick, feel free to add the last tablespoon of heavy cream.
  4. Spread a generous amount (about 2 tablespoons) of frosting on each cookie. Top with a sprinkle of white sparkling sugar. If desired, chill these cookies in the fridge until ready to serve. (Crumbl Cookies serves their pink sugar cookies chilled.)

Notes

How to keep the cookies from spreading: To prevent excessive spreading, ensure your butter is softened but not melted. Also, make sure your baking sheets are cool before placing the cookie dough on them. If your cookies still spread too much, try chilling the dough for a short time before baking.

Holiday cookies: Although these these pink sugar cookies are served and enjoyed year round, they’re also ideal Valentine’s Day cookies and Easter cookies. To make them Christmas cookies, replace the almond extract with peppermint extract, and add a few red and green sprinkles on top.

Crumbl Cookies are meant to be shared: Cut each cookie into fours. One serving is 1/4 of a cookie.

  • Prep Time: 15 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 Minutes
  • Category: Cookies
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American

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