Easy Frosted Sugar Cookies
These Easy Frosted Sugar Cookies are soft, chewy and utterly delicious! Covered with a sweet and easy buttercream frosting makes these cookies irresistible! Perfect for holidays, parties or an every day treat!
Servings: 36 cookies
Preheat oven to 350°F and line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
In a stand mixer or with hand beaters, cream together the butter and sugar until creamy.
Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
Mix in the vanilla extract.
Add the baking powder, baking soda, and 1 cup of the flour. Mix just until combined.
Add the remaining flour one cup at a time mixing just until combined.
Using a medium sized scoop or 2 tablespoons, scoop the dough out onto prepared cookie sheets, 2 inches apart.
Roll the dough scoops into smooth balls.
Bake for 12-14 minutes until the centers are no longer glossy looking and the bottoms are just very lightly browned.
Cool cookies on pan for 5 minutes then remove to cool completely. Frost once cooled.
In a stand mixer or with hand beaters, beat together the butter and 1 cup of powdered sugar until well mixed.
Add the vanilla extract and another cup of powdered sugar. Mix together well.
Then add the milk alternately with the remaining powdered sugar until everything is fully combined, adding more milk or powdered sugar to reach your desired consistency.
Mix in food coloring if desired.
Bump up the speed and beat the frosting until light and fluffy. Then with a spatula give it a few good stirs by hand.
Using an off set spatula, butter knife or with a piping bag, frost the cookies. Immediately add sprinkles, gently pressing down if needed.
Let cookies rest until frosting is set.
Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 196kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 112mg | Potassium: 20mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 254IU | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1mg
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