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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!
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy frosted sugar cookies
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Plus cooling and frosting: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour 22 minutes
Servings: 36 cookies
Author: Heather


Buttercream Frosting


  • 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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