Heavenly Frosted Sugar Cookies

Welcome to your guide on baking Heavenly Frosted Sugar Cookies. These treats stand out with their buttery base and rich frosting, perfect for any celebration. Here, we share a recipe that goes beyond simple baking. It’s about creating lasting memories. Ideal for holidays or special moments, these cookies promise a delightful experience. Let’s embark on this journey together, armed with tips and the ultimate recipe to impress everyone.

Why Our Heavenly Frosted Sugar Cookies Recipe Works

Our Heavenly Frosted Sugar Cookies stand out because they strike the perfect balance between soft, chewy interiors and crisp, golden edges. The secret lies in our meticulously tested ingredient ratios and detailed instructions that ensure baking success. Furthermore, our versatile buttercream frosting can be customized for any event, making these cookies as beautiful as they are delicious.

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Heart-shaped sugar cookies with pink icing and white heart sprinkle decorations.

Heavenly Frosted Sugar Cookies

  • Author: Taei Nouha


This simple yet delightful recipe promises to bring joy and sweetness to any occasion. Let’s bake some magic!



For the Cookies:

  • 1 cup butter, at room temperature
  • 1 ¾ cups granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon lemon or almond extract (optional)
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 5 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon Kosher salt

For the Buttercream Frosting:

  • ¾ cup butter
  • 3 ½ cups powdered sugar
  • 34 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Preparing the Cookie Dough:

  1. Cream together the butter and sugar until creamy. Beat in the eggs, vanilla, and your choice of lemon or almond extract, followed by the sour cream.
  2. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Gradually incorporate the dry ingredients into the wet mixture until just combined.
  3. Divide the dough into two portions, flatten each into a disc, and wrap in plastic. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours.

Baking the Cookies:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Roll out the dough to about 1/4″ thickness on a floured surface. Cut into shapes with cookie cutters.
  2. Bake for 8-9 minutes or until the edges are slightly golden. Let them cool on the pan for 2 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.

Making the Buttercream Frosting:

  1. Combine the butter, powdered sugar, heavy cream, and vanilla extract in a bowl. Use an electric mixer to blend until smooth.
  2. Add food coloring if desired and mix well.

Decorating Your Cookies: Frost the cooled cookies and add sprinkles or decorations as desired.

Storing and Keeping Your Sugar Cookies Fresh

To ensure your cookies retain their delectable softness and taste, you should store them in an airtight container. Moreover, keep the container at room temperature to maintain the perfect texture. If you’d like to savor them later, wrap the cookies carefully and freeze them. Doing so can extend their freshness for up to three months. Most importantly, a tight seal wards off freezer burn and keeps the cookies as good as new. For more in-depth tips on storing cookies to keep them fresh and preserve their texture, visit Taste of Home’s guide here.


As we conclude our guide to creating Heavenly Frosted Sugar Cookies, your exciting baking journey is about to unfold. Firstly, get your baking sheets ready, and secondly, gather your delicious ingredients. As you embark on this baking venture, remember that these cookies are more than just a treat; they’re an opportunity to create and cherish new memories. Share your delightful creations with friends and family and revel in the joy they bring. Lastly, don’t forget to enjoy every step of the process, from the initial mix to the final garnish. Happy baking, and may your cookies be as heavenly as the moments they create!

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