6 sweet sugar cookies with icing on a plate.  Recipe calls for 11 ingredients, 50 minutes cooking time, 40 minutes prep time, and 24 servings.
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Sweet & Easy Sugar Cookies

    There’s something so festive about sugar cookies, and this quick & easy recipe is sure to please your pickiest palates. No long hours baking in the kitchen needed.


      1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. In a mixing bowl, add your butter, sugar, eggs, and vanilla.
      2. Add in your flour, baking powder and salt, and mix until combined.
        TIP: If you have the time, place the dough in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes. Refrigerating your dough keeps spreading in the oven to a minimum and also results in a slightly better flavor.
      3. Using a cookie scoop, place cookie dough on a parchment-lined or greased cookie sheet, leaving about 3-inches between each cookie.
      4. Using something that has a flat surface, like a small mason jar, flatten each cookie until it’s about 1/2 its original height.
      5. Bake for 8-10 minutes, just until the edges barely start to golden. Let cool completely.
      6. For the frosting, place all ingredients in a mixing bowl and mix together with a hand or stand mixer until creamy and well combined. Mix in food coloring if desired.
      7. Frost cookies after they have completely cooled.



  1. 1 1/2 cups butter, softened
  2. 2 cups sugar
  3. 4 eggs
  4. 2 tsp. vanilla
  5. 5 cups flour
  6. 2 tsp. salt
  7. 2 tsp. baking powder


  1. 1/2 cup butter, softened
  2. 1 tsp. vanilla
  3. 4 cups powdered sugar
  4. 1/4 cup milk