Frosted Sugar Cookies are a cookie classic! Using my Grandmother’s tried and true recipe, these sugar cookies are legendary! A buttery cookie dough is rolled out, cut into desired shapes and baked until perfectly fluffy. Frosted with an almond-scented buttercream frosting, each bite is a delicious as they look!
Tips for Making Sugar Cookies
When it comes to making sugar cookies, they can seem a bit more daunting than your usual “scoop-and-bake” chocolate chip cookie. But, trust me, they are SO worth it! Here’s some helpful tips to keep in mind when making sugar cookies:
- Form your dough into 2 disks before chilling. That way, when you are ready to roll the cookies out, it is much easier on you!
- Try to not over-work the dough in your hands. The more you “play” with the dough, the harder the cookies will turn out. We want light and fluffy sugar cookies!
- Roll your dough out into an even layer so that you don’t have lopsided cookies when they bake.
- Too thick of cookie dough and un-chilled dough are what result in cookies not keeping their shape in the oven.
Let’s Talk Cookie Cutters
Since this is such a classic recipe, you can use them for any season of life! That means, use whatever cookie cutters your heart desires! Whether it’s Christmas, Valentine’s Day, a birthday party, a baby shower or just because you need some sugar cookies in your life, this recipe is adaptable to all occasions!
I found these super cute heart cookie cutters at Target and couldn’t resist them! They’re out of stock online, so if you find them in store, swipe them! Williams Sonoma also has a lot of fun cookie cutters – they even have Harry Potter and Star Wars!
How to Decorate and Frost the Sugar Cookies
After you have your cookies baked and cooled, it’s time for the ultra fun part: decorating! Once again, these cookies can be decorated in any fashion that you so desire! What I love about this frosting recipe is that it is a little bit thicker. Meaning, it will hold it’s shape, hold onto sprinkles and it isn’t too sticky! Here’s some sugar cookie decorating ideas:
Not only were these cookies scrumptious to eat, but they were also so fun for me to learn how to make from my Mom. Being my Grandmother’s recipe, it’s so so special. My mom makes them every year for Christmas! So, with her by my side guiding me along with how she has always made her Mom’s cookies was one of those memories that is cherished forever. Even if I ended up covered in powdered sugar haha!
We wanted to share this special recipe with you all so that you can have a family sugar cookie recipe to pass down to your own family. Get creative, have fun and enjoy the process of bringing these cookies to life in your own kitchen!
Looking for other cookie recipes? Look here!
Share the love!
If you make this recipe and love it as much as I do, I’d love to hear from you! Comment below, rate the recipe, or share a picture tagging @kjandcompany or using #kjandcompany so that I can see your fun pictures 🙂
Thanks for following and cooking along with me!
This post may contain affiliate links, which means that KJ & Company would receive a small commission if anything is purchased. Thank you for supporting KJ & Company in all the ways that you do!