Frosted Sugar Cookies – Soft sugar cookies that are perfect for any occasions. Decorate with frosting and sprinkles for Christmas or any other time of year.
Do you have classics that you have to make every year for the holidays? My family definitely does! This Fudge gets made every year on Christmas Eve and that has happened every year of my life. And these sugar cookies are an absolute must for my husband.
In our house, it is this sugar cookie recipe or nothing. My husband has his favorite, and this is it! That and Party Mix are his only two requests every year for the holidays.
I grew up with a different sugar cookie recipe, but I am a total convert now. These are thick, soft, sweet and perfect! Plus they are super easy to make. They don’t spread and the cookies keep their shape. Top with with frosting and they are the ultimate Christmas treat. Reese’s Fudge might be my son’s favorite, but these cookies are a close 2nd.
My sugar cookie frosting is pretty basic. But it is so good! It is the recipe that my mother in law always made for these cookies, so I know it is husband approved. Plus you don’t need a mixer to make it, just have soft butter and you can mix it together in a bowl with a spatula.
How to Make Sugar Cookies
These cookies come together just like your classic chocolate chip cookies. You mix together the butter and sugar until fluffy. Then you mix in the eggs and vanilla, and then add in your dry ingredients. You really do want to use a mixer for this sugar cookie recipe, it is hard to get all of the ingredients to blend well if you don’t.
I don’t chill my dough, like a lot of recipes do. Sometimes I might if I am making them ahead and need to do the recipe in steps. But for the most part I just mix them up and roll out the dough. While the cookies are baking and cooling I make the frosting and let is sit until I am ready to use it.
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. They are great for just about any time of the year, just change the shape and the color of the sprinkles!
I am a sucker for anything with chocolate and these Chocolate Toffee Bars are one of my favorite things. But I have a soft spot for these sugar cookies and look forward to them every year.
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- 1 cup 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
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 4 cups powdered sugar
- 3 Tbls milk
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Cream together the butter and sugar. Add in the milk, vanilla and egg. Mix in the flour, baking powder and salt.
- 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.
- Bake for 6-8 minutes.
- Remove from oven, and let cook for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
- Meanwhile, prepare the frosting. In a large bowl mix together all of the ingredients until creamy and well blended. Adjust milk and sugar to get a spreadable consistency.
- Once completely cool, frost and decorate as desired.
- Let the frosting harden before storing in an air tight container.
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Amount Per ServingCalories 221 Total Fat 11g Saturated Fat 7g Trans Fat 0g Unsaturated Fat 3g Cholesterol 36mg Sodium 157mg Carbohydrates 28g Fiber 0g Sugar 18g Protein 3g