Sugar Cookies


Just in time for spring, we’ve got an easy sugar cookie recipe! I don’t know why I just said “we” since I’m just me . . . one . . . “I.” Maybe I subconsciously said “we” because I want to give the illusion that there is a team of Cupcake Theory specialists working to bring you fantastic recipes. Maybe I’m feeling alone and wish I was “we.” Maybe I’m so delirious from all the sprinkles I’ve eaten that my brain just plain isn’t up to par. Whatever the case, you’re gonna want to get yourself some cookie cutters, food coloring, and, of course, sprinkles for this recipe!!!


Sugar Cookie Dough:

1 cup butter or margarine

1 cup sugar

2 eggs

1 t vanilla

1 t water

1 t baking powder

3 c flour


Buttercream Frosting:

3/4 cup butter or margarine

4-6 T evaporated milk

5-ish cups powdered sugar

dash salt

1 t vanilla


Cookies: Cream butter or margarine and sugar. Beat in eggs. Blend in vanilla and water. Add flour and baking powder and mix until smooth. Wrap dough in saran wrap and refrigerate until firm. You don’t have to refrigerate the dough if you’re dying to get your hands on these sugar cookies now, but the dough rolls better, the cookies stay in shape better, and, if I remember correctly, something scientific goes on in the fridge when dough is chilling that makes for better cookies. I’m no food scientist, so I cannot tell you for sure what that magical reaction is. Roll dough 1/2-inch thick on floured surface. Cut with cookie cutters and place on cookie sheet. Bake 8-10 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes and move to wire rack to completely cool. Frost with buttercream frosting.


Frosting: Beat butter or margarine and 3 cups powdered sugar until smooth. Add salt and vanilla. Beat in milk and remaining powdered sugar alternately until smooth and of spreading consistency, adding more powdered sugar if needed. Color with food coloring (I like to use gel colors so they don’t thin the frosting; otherwise, the frosting runs off the cookies and you can’t pile it as high . . . such a tragedy!) and decorate as desired, so long as you desire sprinkles. LOL!!

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One Response to Sugar Cookies

  1. Janey Johnson says:

    You’re awesome! I’m going to make these this weekend!!

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