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Frosted Sugar Cookies

Soft and chewy sugar cookies frosted with buttercream and sprinkles. An easy recipes that's fun to make with kids.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Additional Time3 hrs
Total Time3 hrs 40 mins
Course: Cookies
Servings: 36 -48 cookies
Calories: 222kcal


For the Cookies

  • 1 cup 2 sticks butter, softened
  • 1 cup Oil vegetable or canola
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup sugar white granulated
  • 2 Eggs room temperature
  • 4 cups flour all-purpose
  • 1 teaspoon Cream of Tartar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Colored sugar for decorating if desired

For the Frosting

  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 2-4 teaspoons heavy cream or milk room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla


  • In a large mixing bowl, cream together the butter, oil, white sugar and powdered sugar until well combined and fluffy
  • Add eggs and vanilla, mix well
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cream of tartar and soda. Gradually add dry mixture to wet ingredients, until well combined
  • Transfer dough to smaller bowl, cover with plastic wrap and chill at least 2-3 hours, overnight is best.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and set out cookie sheets.
  • Roll dough into balls and place on cookie sheet. Dip the bottom of a glass into water then slightly flatten balls
  • Sprinkle with colored sugar if desired. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until slightly golden brown. Let cool slightly on rack then remove
  • Store in airtight container.
  • To make the frosting, beat the the butter for 2 or 3 minutes until fluffy. Beat in the powdered sugar and vanilla and enough of the milk or cream to make a spreadable consistency. Tint the frosting whatever color is desired. Frost the cookies and be sure to use sprinkles!


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Serving: 1g | Calories: 222kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 85mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 15g