This Copycat Crumbl Sugar Cookie recipe is made with a soft and buttery cookie topped with a sweet almond frosting.
Crumbl Cookies have become all the rage. With a weekly rotating menu, there's always a delicious array of cookies to purchase at one of their stores around the country.
Let me start by saying we don't have a Crumbl near us so I've never tried their cookies. What I know about them is that they are large, sweet, and people love them.
I've made several different copycat recipes since they've become so popular and I've enjoyed the ones I've made. I can make around 2 dozen cookies for the price they charge for three of their cookies so it's well worth it.
This time around I made the famous Pink Cookie. It's a delicious sugar cookie with a sweet, almond flavored frosting. My husband asked what makes the frosting pink and the simple answer is that it's just food coloring.
- vanilla extract
- almond extract
- baking powder
- powdered sugar
- pink food coloring
To Make the Cookies: Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl cream together the butter and sugar. Add in the eggs, vanilla, and almond extract. Add in the flour, baking powder, and salt and mix until well combined. Scoop out 3 tablespoons of dough and roll into a ball. Place on a baking sheet. Use the bottom of a glass to press the center of the dough down. Bake for 10-12 minutes.
To Make the Frosting: Cream the butter. Add in the powdered sugar and mix until smooth. Add in the almond extract, milk, and pink food coloring and whisk until desired consistency is reached. Spread on cooled cookies.
One thing I really like about this sugar cookie is that you don't need to chill it. So many sugar cookies have to be chilled so you need to plan ahead when making them. That isn't the case for these.
The recipe is a very simple one and it takes just a few minutes to make. It's flavored with both almond extract and vanilla extract but honestly you could just use one or the other.
When flattening the cookie on the pan use the bottom of a glass. I'm glad I did this because it left a shallow circle on the cookie that was perfect for putting on the frosting.
What is Crumbl?
Crumbl cookies is the United States fastest growing cookie company. It has a weekly rotating menu. The chocolate chip cookie is always available along with four other flavors each week. The cookies are available for take out, delivery, and catering.
Does the frosting have to be pink?
If you are looking to make a copycat version of the Crumbl cookie recipe then yes. If you are making these cookies for a special event or need them a different color then go for it! They will have the same flavor but will just be a different color.
Do I have to use almond extract?
This simple answer is yes. If you want the Crumbl cookie copycat then it's very important to use almond extract in your frosting. I had almond extract paste in my house, which is totally different from plain almond paste, and used that. The almond flavor works so well with these big, sugary cookies so give it a try.
Can I make these gluten free?
Honestly I have not tried to make them gluten free. I would imagine that you can use a substitution of gluten free flour to make them gluten free but as I haven't tried I can't give you an answer on that.
Do these cookies need to be refrigerated?
These copycat sugar cookies don't need to be refrigerated! They can stay fresh at room temperature for up to 4 days if placed in an airtight container. You can also put them in the refrigerator for up to one week but I don't think they will last that long!
When baking the cookies be careful not to overcook them. This is a delicate balance as you want the inside to be cooked but you also want it to be soft and chewy.
Once the cookies have cooled you can mix up the frosting. I had neon pink food coloring which produces this pretty pink color but if you only have regular food coloring you can add a few drops of red to give it a pink color.
More Cookie Recipes:
- Peanut Butter Truffle Cookies (gluten free)
- Polish Cream Cheese Cookies
- Brown Sugar Pecan Cookies
- Peach Ginger Cookies
- Chocolate Hazelnut Cookies
- Red Velvet Cookies
These cookies are fantastic. I'm pretty picky about my cookies so when I say they are amazing you know they are amazing.
The sugar cookie itself is very sweet. The edges are firm though not crisp. The center is soft and chewy which I think is perfect in a sugar cookie.
The frosting is sweet as well but it has a nice almond flavor to it. This pairs really well with the sweetness in the cookie itself.
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Crumbl Sugar Cookies
This cookierecipe is made with a soft and buttery cookie topped with a sweet almond frosting.
For the cookies:
- 1 c. butter (2 sticks)
- 1 c. sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon almond extract
- 3 c. flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
For the Frosting:
- ½ c. butter (1 stick)
- 3 c. powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon almond extract
- 2 Tablespoons milk
- neon pink food coloring
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- In a large bowl cream together the butter and sugar.
- Add in the eggs, vanilla, and almond extract. Mix well.
- Add in the flour, baking powder, and salt. Mix until well combined.
- Scoop 3 tablespoons of dough at a time and roll into a ball. Place 3 inches apart on the baking sheet. Use the bottom of a drinking glass and press down on the center of the cookie dough.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the centers of the cookies have puffed up.
- Remove from the oven and cool 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
- To make the frosting cream the butter in a large bowl.
- Add in the powdered sugar and mix until smooth.
- Add in the almond extract, milk, and 4 drops of pink food coloring and whisk until desired consistency is reached.
- Spread on cooled cookies.
Recipe from Cooking with Karli
I've heard these are amazing but I'd much rather make myself!
No Crumbl near me so I'm excited about this copycat!
This is my daughter's favorite. I am trying this right away to surprise her when she comes back from school.