Easy Frosted Sugar Cookies
No gathering is complete without something sweet. In Maria Lichty’s cookbook, Two Peas & Their Pod, you’ll find scrumptious Easy Frosted Sugar Cookies perfect for sharing and savoring all season long.
Gone are the days of rolling out sugar cookies. These sweet, tender, melt-in-your-mouth sugar cookies are perfect for the holidays or cookie decorating parties. Add some sprinkles or color the frosting to add more sparkle to the sugar cookies.
FOR THE COOKIES, WHISK:
FOR THE FROSTING, BEAT:
Preheat oven to 350°. Line baking sheets with silicone baking mats or parchment.
For the cookies, whisk together flour, baking soda, cream of tartar, and salt in a bowl.
Cream butter, oil, ½ cup granulated sugar, and powdered sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment until smooth.
Add egg, vanilla, and almond extract; mix until combined. Add flour mixture and mix on low just until combined.
Scoop dough with a #30 scoop (2 Tbsp.), roll into balls, and place onto prepared baking sheets, spaced 2-inches apart.
Pour remaining ¼ cup granulated sugar on a plate. Spray the bottom of a glass with nonstick spray, then press into sugar to evenly coat.
Gently press dough ball with sugared glass, dipping glass back into sugar after each dough ball.
Bake cookies until edges are set and centers are soft, 8 minutes. Let cookies cool on baking sheets 5 minutes, then transfer to a rack to cool completely.
For the frosting, beat butter in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment until smooth. Add powdered sugar and mix until combined. Slowly pour in cream, vanilla, and almond extract, with mixer running; beat until frosting is smooth. (If frosting is too thick, add more cream; if it's too thin, add a little more sugar.)
Spread frosting over tops of cooled cookies, and decorate with sprinkles. Store cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 23%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 35mg 11%
Sodium 71mg 2%
Carbs 39g 13%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.