Rolled Sugar Cookies with Icing

Rolled Sugar Cookies with Icing

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Kids love baking these Rolled Sugar Cookies with Icing for Christmas or Easter! Or anytime you want a decorated cookie. I love the simple no-fuss icing on this cookie. Just spread it on and let it set up to harden. This recipe makes a large batch, so if desired, you may cut it in half. 

(Recipe modified with new photos on 1/10/22)

Rolled Sugar Cookies with Icing for Easter

Decorating cookies is especially fun for little children. They love to put sprinkles and other decorations on them. And the colored icing makes them so pretty. 

 

Ingredients to Make Rolled Sugar Cookies with Icing

  • powdered sugar
  • butter, softened
  • vanilla extract
  • almond extract
  • large eggs
  • all-purpose flour
  • baking soda
  • cream of tartar

Icing

  • powered sugar
  • water
  • light corn syrup
  • almond extract
  • assorted food coloring
  • decorating sugar and sprinkles (optional)

 

Instructions for Making This Recipe

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Gather your ingredients so that you have everything close at hand on the counter or table.

 

Make the Cookies

Using a large mixing bowl, beat together the powdered sugar, softened butter, vanilla and almond extracts, and large eggs on medium speed.

Mixing Flour into Butter and Sugar

In a small bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, baking soda, and cream of tartar. Add to creamed butter mixture and mix to combine.

Divide dough in half.

If dough is overly soft, you may cover and refrigerate the dough for 30 minutes.

Cutting Out the Cookies

On a lightly floured surface, roll each half 1/8 inch thick. Cut into desired shapes with 3-4 inch cookie cutters.

Place the cookies about 2 inches apart on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.

Baking Christmas Cookies

Bake in preheated oven for 7-10 minutes or until edges are light brown.

Cool Baked Cookies on Wire Rack

Remove from cookie sheet and place on a wire cooling rack. Cool completely. Decorate with icing as desired.

 

Make the Icing

In a large mixing bowl, combine the powdered sugar, water, corn syrup, and almond extract. Beat on low speed until smooth.

Divide the icing among several small bowls, enough for each color you want to make. Stir food coloring, one drop at a time, into each bowl until desired color is established.

Spread Icing over Baked Cookies

Using a butter knife or decorating knife, spread the icing over the cookies as desired.

Decorate with Sugar Sprinkles

You may also decorate with colored sugar or sprinkles.

Serve Sugar Cookies on Pretty Platter or Tray

Once the icing has set for a few hours, you may serve cookies on a pretty platter or tray. They are especially yummy with a glass of icy milk.

This recipe will makes 6-8 dozen cookies, depending on the size of the cookie cutter. 

See more Cookie Recipes Here. Browse Easter Menu Ideas Here. 

Recipe for Rolled Sugar Cookies with Icing

Rolled Sugar Cookies with Icing

Kids love baking these cookies for Christmas or Easter!
5 from 1 vote
Print Rate
Course: Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cut-out Cookies, Decorator Cookies, Holiday Baking
Prep Time: 45 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes
Servings: 36

Equipment

KitchenAid Mixer
Rolling Pin
Easter Cookie Cutters
Baking Sheet

Ingredients

  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 cups butter softened
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar

Icing:

  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 3 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • Food coloring assorted
  • Decorating Sugar and Sprinkles if desired

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Gather your ingredients so that you have everything close at hand on the counter or table.

Make the Cookies

  • Using a large mixing bowl, beat together the powdered sugar, softened butter, vanilla and almond extracts, and large eggs on medium speed.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, baking soda, and cream of tartar. Add to creamed butter mixture and mix to combine.
  • Divide dough in half. (If dough is overly soft, you may cover and refrigerate the dough for 30 minutes.)
  • On a lightly floured surface, roll each half 1/8 inch thick. Cut into desired shapes with 3-4 inch cookie cutters. Place about 2 inches apart on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 7-10 minutes or until edges are light brown. Remove from cookie sheet and place on a wire cooling rack. Cool completely. Decorate with icing as desired.

Prepare the Icing

  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the powdered sugar, water, corn syrup, and almond extract. Beat on low speed until smooth.
  • Divide the icing among several small bowls, enough for each color you want to make. Stir food coloring, one drop at a time, into each bowl until desired color is established.
  • Using a butter knife or decorating knife, spread the icing over the cookies as desired. You may also decorate with colored sugar or sprinkles. Makes 6-8 dozen cookies.

Notes

*Unless otherwise indicated, all butter used on this recipe site is salted. 

Nutrition

Calories: 242kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 157mg | Potassium: 54mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 330IU | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1mg
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2 thoughts on “Rolled Sugar Cookies with Icing”

  • I'm excited to see a rolled cookie recipe. I've had such trouble cutting them, but found if I use powdered sugar instead of flour to roll them in, it works so much better and I don't have flour clinging to the baked cookies! Thank you for sharing!

  • Hi Debbie, Thanks for stopping by to say hello. I've tried several rolled sugar cookie recipes through the years, and this is my favorite by far. That's a good tip about the powdered sugar. Thanks for sharing!

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