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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! 
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 36
Calories 248kcal
Author Julie Blanner


  • 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


  • 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.


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