This sugar cookies with frosting recipe is both very easy and delicious! Check out my recipe for sugar cookie frosting here.
These cookies are both soft and chewy. This sugar cookies with frosting recipe makes a small batch of cookies (1 dozen), and is very easy to make! The frosting on top adds to the texture, and improves the overall flavor of the cookie.
Home made sugar cookies are the best sugar cookies. I love eating them fresh out of the oven! This recipe is very fun to make. I’m impatient at times, and I think that cookie dough tastes delicious, but that’s just me. Follow your mother’s advice and keep your fingers out of the bowl!
Sugar cookies make great holiday treats for celebrations such as Christmas and birthdays. These sugar cookies are the best, and will go quickly! If you’re looking to double or triple the recipe, keep the amount of egg the same.
To store these cookies, leave them in an airtight container. The buttercream frosting helps these cookies to maintain their texture.
The buttercream icing Before spreading the icing on your cookies, you must let them cool. Otherwise, the frosting will melt and form a glaze instead.
Let’s Talk Ingredients!
For this recipe, any wheat flour with work nicely. I personally used einkorn flour, an ancient wheat variety, to make this recipe. I also recommend more conventional flours such as whole wheat and white flour for this recipe.
I use melted butter for this recipe. I either heat it up in the microwave or with a small skillet. You can even opt to brown the butter in this recipe by cooking butter on medium low until it turns brown, the you stir it to make it cool before adding the egg.
This recipe is designed to make one dozen cookies exactly. Because of this, the amount of egg in this recipe is slightly higher than usual. So in case you want to double this recipe, keep the amount of egg the same.
I personally use cane sugar to bake with an coat my sugar cookies with. I have found that this is the best kind of sugar for make these cookies with.
The vanilla extract in this recipe is the key flavor in this recipe. Add both the vanilla and almond extract for best results, as almond extract will greatly enhance the flavors of vanilla.
The frosting for this recipe is a simple buttercream. I chose buttercream due to it’s texture, and the fact that it naturally lacks corn syrup. No corn syrup in this kitchen!
Personally, I like to put the cookies upside down and twist. Then I smooth it over with a butter knife. Voila!
An alternative to this is to use a frosting piper and make more elaborate designs on your cookies. If you want to do that instead, then here is a great article on different frosting piper techniques.
Sugar Cookies with Frosting Recipe
- Measuring equipment
- 2 Medium bowls
- Baking sheet
- Baking paper
- Oven mitt
- Whisk or blender
- 1½ cup wheat flour
- ⅔ stick butter
- 1 egg
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- ¼ tsp almond extract (optional)
- ½ tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp salt
- ⅓ cup salted butter (softened)
- 1⅓ cup powdered sugar
- 1-2 tbsp milk
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- 1 drop almond extract (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350.
- In a small skillet, cook the butter at medium heat.
- When the butter is brown, remove pan and place in into one bowl.
- Mix all dry ingredients together in a separate bowl.
- Stir butter to make it cool faster.
- Once butter temperature has dropped, add vanilla extract and stir together.
- Crack in bowl and beat egg into ingredients.
- Both sift and stir the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until a cohesive dough is formed.
- Put baking paper on baking sheet.
- Once the dough is formed, make 1-inch balls.
- Roll cookie dough balls in 1/4 cup of granulated sugar.
- Bake cookies for ten minutes on the bottom rack, then bring them to the top rack for the last two minutes.
- Best served warm.
- Place softened butter in a bowl.
- Add milk to butter, then consolidate ingredients with a whisk or a blender.
- Slowly add powdered sugar while stirring the sugar into the butter mixture.
- Stir in vanilla extract and almond extract.
- Using a knife, apply frosting to cookies.