Frosted Sugar Cookies (12 Days of Giveaways) #ChristmasWeek


Welcome to Christmas Week, a multi-blogger event co-hosted by Kim of Cravings of a Lunatic and Jen from Juanita’s Cocina! Each day we will be celebrating the holidays with a different set of Christmas-themed treats, as well as a fabulous Christmas giveaway. We hope you enjoy this fabulous event. Tune in each day starting today, Monday, December 9th and ending Saturday, December 14th.

Frosted Sugar Cookies

Today is the start of Christmas Week 2.0.  You may remember last year we did a Christmas week, with a different theme each day.  Pie, Cake, Cookies, Gingerbread, and Peppermint.  This year things have grown a little.  Each day this week (Monday-Saturday) the Christmas Week 2.0 group will be posting new holiday recipes for you.  Every day there will also be a giveaway involved.  Seriously, there is some great stuff this week: Magimix, Le Creuset, Freund Container Supply, Cake Boss and more!  So be sure to check back each day.

Frosted Sugar Cookies

Frosted sugar cookies are a staple in my house at Christmas time.  My husband is very picky about his sugar cookies, and this is the only recipe I am “allowed” to make.  We prefer to have our cookies thick and soft.  If they start to get brown on the edges, they are over down in my opinion.  I used to do a cookie exchange with co-workers before I had my son.  It was always up in the air which sugar cookie recipe we would use, because everyone had their favorites.  Some said cream of tarter recipes were the best, others said sour cream based was the best.  I stepped up and said I would make mine, it was a compromise between the two.  Everyone was shocked, and mine became the go to recipe each year.

Frosted Sugar Cookies

The fun thing about sugar cookies is you can make them any shape you like, for any season.  I actually did football helmets, and footballs a few weeks ago.  There was a big game between the WI Badgers and BYU.  There are lots of BYU fans where my husband works.  So when the Badgers won, he requested I make themed Badger cookies to take to work.  All the guys at work loved them, and were able to forgive with WI theme :)  I actually posted this recipe when I first started blogging, like one of the first few posts.  I am not sure more than 10 people saw it though, so here it is again!

Frosted Sugar Cookies (12 Days of Christmas)

Yields 3

Classic cut out sugar cookies

15 minPrep Time

10 minCook Time

25 minTotal Time

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  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter – softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 3 Tbls milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Frosting for decorating (recipe here)


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Cream together the butter and sugar. Add in the milk, vanilla and egg. Mix in the flour, baking powder and salt.
  3. Roll the dough onto a floured surface. We like the cookies to be thick and chewy, so I roll it out to about 1/4 inch thick. Dip a cookie cutter in flour, and cut out cookies. Place on a baking sheet.
  4. Bake for 6-8 minutes.
  5. Remove from oven, and let cook for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
  6. Once completely cool, frost and decorate as desired.
  7. Let the frosting harden before storing in an air tight container.


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  1. Probably pie crust.

  2. These are gorgeous Erin. I am so happy you joined us this year. We sure have grown, and it’s so fun to be whooping it up with everyone again this year. xx

  3. I would make a pesto or soup

  4. i would make soup

  5. Sugar cookies are my favorite cookie. Butter + sugar = yum!
    Happy Monday, and fingers crossed!

  6. I’ll take a dozen of these beautiful cookies. Would it be weird if I licked the frosting off first then ate the cookie?

  7. ColleenMarie says:

    Pecan pie, I would use it to chop up the pecans.

  8. I’d make a pie!

  9. Debbie Lind says:

    Those cookies look Awesome! I can’t wait to start baking

  10. We make these every year! It’s just not Christmas without sugar cookies! Happy day #1!

  11. I will make Roasted Red Pepper Sauce with that beautiful food processor!

  12. Love classic!! I dont know if you follow me on Instagram, but I tried to decorate gingerbread men yesterday…and was bad lol I think I’ll stick with classic sugar cookies! lol

    • I am not on instagram :( My phone doesn’t work with it. I am doing gingerbread men this week, and I am already nervous!

  13. I need to find some cream of tartar here to experiment with frosting. Checking your frosting recipe now. Thank you, your cookies look fabulous! :)

  14. I would make pie

  15. I would make pesto for a veggie pesto pizza!

  16. I’d make peanut butter

  17. some sauces for the holidays

  18. First thing to make is pumpkin pie

  19. I’d make a pie crust.

  20. I would make some of my mama’s famous coleslaw 😉

  21. Andrea D. says:

    I would make some pie crusts for cherry pie. Thanks for the chance to enter.

  22. My family is not picky about their sugar cookies…as long as they are frosted! I know they’d love your tried and true recipe :)

  23. If I was lucky enough to win the Magimix machine, the first thing I would make is my Stromboli dough. Merry Christmas.

  24. lisabella says:

    pie crust!

  25. These cookies are seriously making me hungry right now! Why aren’t we neighbors?!?!

  26. Sugar Cookies!

  27. Allyson F says:

    A crust for a free-form tart. Perhaps pear with a nice caramel drizzle on it. Yum!

  28. Gazpacho! Many thanks!

  29. I would make cookies

  30. Sugar cookies

  31. I would make cookies, and a cheesecake

  32. The first thing that I would make is pizza dough

  33. I love holiday sugar cookies! Every year it is a tradition in our house to take a Saturday afternoon and spend it making and decorating sugar cookies. Now I have a new recipe to try! Thanks! :-)

  34. Frosted sugar cookies are always a holiday favorite!

  35. I make frosted sugar cookies all year long, too….the hubby’s most requested cookie. :)

  36. Love a classic sugar cookie! Can’t wait till my boys have the attention span to decorate some!

  37. I would use it to make an apple pie

  38. drop biscuits… :0)

  39. Frosted sugar cookies

  40. pumpkin pie – first and best thing to make!

  41. I love making sugar cookies this time of year! I’m all about the frosting too.

  42. Now it’ll probably be sugar cookies.

  43. Stephanie says:

    The cookies look great!! I would love to win the magimix!!! I’ve wanted one for a long time!!!

  44. mmmm, sugar cookies! I’m making my first this year, probably sometime next week (whenever MIL decides it’s Cookie Day!). Got my first cookie cutters last week, can’t wait to break ’em in!

  45. Pie Cust

  46. Erin these are just beautiful- soft frosted sugar cookies are my favorite!!!

  47. Stephanie says:

    I have my eye on some carrot soup that I’ve wanted to make for forever, but don’t have a food processor!

  48. If left unattended, I can eat sugar cookies like chips! One after another after another…no icing needed! But it’s a welcome bonus. :-) I will have to give your recipe a try. I don’t mind if they are a little crispy, but only to a slight golden brown. Even I have limits!

    I hope your week is off to a good start!

  49. Soup

  50. Cream cheese frosting.

  51. love sugar cookies…especially decorating them

  52. I love frosted sugar cookies! I’d make almond butter first.

  53. I’d make graham crackers and bagel dough,

  54. Sugar cookies are a must this time of year, especially frosted!

  55. a pie crust! I’ve a great recipe to try, but I’ve never had luck making one by hand. :-(

  56. We love, love LIVE Sugar Cookies! I’ve been making them for Liv’s dance team as a fundraiser and for every one they ask, “You’re going to make sugar cookies, right?” One can never have enough of these recipes on hand. Printing for my binder and pinning for everyone else!

  57. Hummus!!!!

  58. Pie crust!

  59. BECKY EVANS says:

    My Famous Mystery Pecan Pie…It’s So Yummy…

  60. These look great! My kids love decorating sugar cookies for Christmas so I can’t wait to try this recipe!

  61. I have always wanted to try making my own marshmallows!

  62. hummus!

  63. My own peanut butter!

  64. Sugar cookies are one of my favorite cookies of all time!!! These are lovely!!

  65. These have to be my favorite kind of cookies- so festive and fun to make with the whole family!

  66. I’ve been using the same sugar cookie recipe for years that uses cream of tartar. I’ll be trying your recipe next and your frosting as well.

  67. I should think it would be a smoothie! :)

  68. M.J. Jacobsen says:

    Homemade marshmallows!!

  69. hummus

  70. I love to make peanut butter in the food processor!

  71. Smoothies :)

  72. Salsa!

  73. Corrie Gaither says:

    I would make cookies with my daughter.

  74. Marla greene says:

    I don’t know what I would make with it first. I haven’t had a food processor in 10 ish years! I would have to find a good recipe! ^_^ that would be exciting!

  75. Susan Christy says:

    I am making a cheesecake!!

  76. Cookies or a cheesecake

  77. Oh wow so many things, I would start with pie crust. Then I would want to make some dough, and then onto cookies.

  78. Michelle P says:

    Cookies, cookies and probably more cookies :)

  79. Donna Simpson says:

    I would chop pecans and get started making apple bread!

  80. I will make hummus!

  81. Hummus or pesto!

  82. Oreo Lasagna Dessert my sister made for Thanksgiving.

  83. Dyanne Spease says:

    Chocolate Avocado pudding!

  84. Salsa!

  85. Michelle Thayer says:


  86. Love the cookies – classic holiday cookie!

    I would make pie dough, because I’ve never made it before and would really like to try my hand at it!

  87. Can’t go wrong with the classic frosted sugar cookie!

  88. I want to make pesto for my homemade tortellini

  89. I want to make hummus!

  90. Meeble Feeble says:

    I’d like to make brioche!

  91. Dianna Ordway says:

    My own Raw Nut Butters, Pesto Sauces, Pasta Sauces, & my own Pasta dough. This would help immensely with my new way of eating due to Multiple Sclerosis. Even though I’ve had it since 2000, I’d like to be able to NOT have to take any meds if I can keep it in remission or even cure it with the way I eat. Thanks for the opportunity!

  92. My favorite sugar cookies! If I won this giveaway I would make some scones in it.

  93. I would like to try and make my own pizza dough

  94. I would use it to make my Grandma’s special pie crusts and cinnamon roll-ups!

  95. Tracy Spangler says:

    The first thing I would make would be homemade Pumpkin Almond Butter. This food processor rocks- it can do so many things! Thanks for the great giveaway!

  96. I’d make some homemade pesto!

  97. Vivie Bussey says:

    My birthday cake! My birthday is 12/25

  98. Danielle Lacina says:

    The first thing I want to make is an Oreo crust for a mint cheesecake

  99. Jane Downes says:

    Springerle cookies!

  100. I would invite the family over and make another batch of masa so we could do Family Tamale Day, part 2!

  101. The first thing I’d make, if I won, is Tuscan Vegetable soup; it requires a lot of chopping of vegetables.

  102. Pie crust!

  103. Kayci Stanley says:

    I would probably make some hummus or some other kind of yummy bean dip.

  104. Michelle Tucker says:

    I’d probably make a really great pesto. :)


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