Simple Sugar Cookies (Rolled Sugar Cookies with Cookie Frosting)

LAST UPDATED: Jun 13, 2019 | PUBLISHED: Jan 23, 2013 | By: Julie Blanner

These Simple Sugar Cookies are so easy – and SO amazing! Get the tips and tricks to make Rolled Sugar Cookies with the best Cookie Frosting perfect every time, without the effort! 
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Have you always wanted to make bakery quality rolled sugar cookies but not sure how or feel they’re too much effort? You’ll love these simple sugar cookies.

These rolled sugar cookies are bakery quality in both looks and taste! They’re so easy to make, too. They hold their shape every time and are topped with the best cookie frosting that makes them irresistible.

In just a few minutes hands on time you’ll have dozens of beautiful and delicious sugar cookies that are great for gifting and perfect for parties.

To see just how easy these simple sugar cookies are, watch the video in this post and follow the step by step photos. At the end you’ll find the printable recipe for these Simple Sugar Cookies.

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First start with, my rolled sugar cookie recipe that doesn’t spread for the best results.=

How to Make Rolled Sugar Cookies

  1. Preheat oven.
  2. In a large bowl or a stand mixer, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla extract.
  3. Gradually add flour, baking powder and salt, mixing well. how to make rolled sugar cookies
  4. Refrigerate dough for 1 hour. Quick tip: refrigerate remaining dough until you’re ready to roll it out.

Tips for Making Simple Sugar Cookies

Now this is what makes these simple sugar cookies so much easier!

  1. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Easy & amazing sugar cookies. Get the tips to make pretty, quick & easy cutout sugar cookies!
  2. Roll your sugar cookie dough out directly on the cookie sheet (you can transfer parchment paper on and off cookie sheets if they’re not wide enough. Roll out dough to 1/4-1/3″ thick.
    Easy & amazing sugar cookies. Get the tips to make pretty, quick & easy cutout sugar cookies!
  3. Cut into shapes leaving just a touch of space in between. Easy & amazing sugar cookies. Get the tips to make pretty, quick & easy cutout sugar cookies!
  4. Peel away excess dough. Chill the dough in between until you’re ready to roll out for best results.Easy & amazing sugar cookies. Get the tips to make pretty, quick & easy cutout sugar cookies!

See, no fuss, no mess! Just easy sugar cookies that you’ll find yourself making again and again. But that’s not all! You can have delicious cookie frosting that looks pretty, too!

There are two kinds of sugar cookie icing and well, it’s no secret that I’m not fond of royal icing. While it’s beautiful, I’ve never had royal icing I’ve craved or said “that was amazing.” this cookie frosting is my favorite way to top rolled sugar cookies. With this delicious recipe, and a couple simple tips, they can be just as beautiful as royal iced cookies, and craveable.

simple sugar cookies with cookie frosting

How to Make Sugar Cookie Frosting

  1. Beat butter until smooth.
  2. Gradually add powdered sugar.
  3. Add milk until smooth and any food coloring.

How to Ice Sugar Cookies with Cookie Frosting – the Easy Way

This sugar cookie frosting goes on smooth and you can put it on in a couple different ways!

The first method to frost sugar cookies with the best cookie frosting is to warm it in the microwave in a measuring cup for a few seconds, stir and pour onto the center of the cookie. Then using a frosting spatula or butter knife spread onto the cookie evenly. Dry on parchment paper.

how to ice simple sugar cookies with cookie frosting

The other easy way to ice sugar cookies it to warm the icing in a bowl, stir and dip! Keeping fingers on the edge of the cookie, dip it and allow it to drip. You can use a frosting spatula to remove any excess from the edges of the cookie. This gives them that glossy look we’ve all come to love from royal icing, but with all the flavor of buttercream! If you want, add sprinkles, then allow them to dry on parchment paper.

How to ice sugar cookies with buttercream icing

Simple Sugar Cookies (Rolled Sugar Cookies with Cookie Frosting)

These Simple Sugar Cookies are so easy - and SO amazing! Get the tips and tricks to make Rolled Sugar Cookies with the best Cookie Frosting perfect every time, without the effort! 
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings (hover to scale): 36
Calories: 248kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 c butter softened to room temperature
  • 2 c sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 5 c flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt

Cookie Frosting

  • 1/2 c butter softened
  • 3 c powdered sugar
  • 3 tbsp heavy cream or milk
  • 2 tsp vanilla

Instructions

  • In a large bowl/your mixer, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla. Gradually add flour, baking powder and salt, mixing well. Refrigerate dough for 1 hour. Quick tip: refrigerate remaining dough until you're ready to roll it out.
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • This is what makes them SO simple! Line your cookie sheets with parchment paper. Roll out dough to 1/4-1/3" thick.
  • Press your cookie cutter onto the cookie sheets, leaving a half inch or so between each. Peel away your excess dough. {No flouring needed! Yay!}
  • Bake 6-7 minutes and allow to cool.
  • Whip butter, gradually adding powdered sugar. Add heavy cream and vanilla. Blend until smooth.
  • Warm icing and dip cooled cookies in to frost. Allow to set on parchment paper.

Nutrition

Calories: 248kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 47mg | Sodium: 162mg | Potassium: 55mg | Sugar: 20g | Vitamin A: 360IU | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 0.9mg
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