Hi everyone! Easter is coming up soon, and I ALWAYS make frosted sugar cookies on Easter. Everyone loves them, and they are so fun to make. I use a basic sugar cookie recipe, and a royal frosting to top them with.
Here’s how to make them!
What you need:
- 1 cup softened butter (unsalted)
- 1 cup sugar
- 3 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 3 tsp baking powder
- 3 cups flour
For the frosting:
- 1/2 cup shortening
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 3 cups powdered sugar
- 1/4 cup milk
- Gel color
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large mixing bowl, combine softened butter and sugar, and cream together until smooth.
Add eggs and vanilla. Mix until well combined.
Add in baking powder and flour, and mix up until dough forms.
Refrigerate dough for 30 minutes.
After refrigerating, spread flour on your work surface and roll out dough to about 1/4 inch thick.
Choose some fun cookie cutters! Allie chose a bunny and Ashley chose a flower. Cut them out and place them on a baking sheet.
Bake for 6-7 minutes until they are slightly brown on the very edges. We don’t want crunchy cookies!
Perfect. Transfer to cooling rack.
Let these cool while we make the frosting!
Combine shortening and vanilla.
Add half of the sugar and half of the milk. Mix well.
Add the rest of the sugar and milk. Mix until fluffy.
Divide frosting into bowls and dye them with gel color. My girls picked pink, blue, green, and yellow.
Let them frost!
They always have fun making these.
This recipe makes about 2 dozen cookies.
They are so soft and buttery, and the icing is so good. Much better than the stuff in the jar! Try them, you will love them.
Thanks for reading! xx