Frosted Sugar Cookies

by Sandra Davenport, Cookie Club Member

Recipe Courtesy of

Category: Desserts, Cookies

Prep Time: 30 Minutes

Level: Baking Experience Helpful

Yield: 6 Dozen Cookies

Soft old fashioned sugar cookies warm out of the oven. You can serve these cookies simple as is, or frost and decorate when cooled. Eileen's original recipe makes a very large batch so when we baked them up we cut the recipe in half. We also used a sugar icing with holiday food coloring. Next time we may even add sprinkles! 


4 c. sugar

4 eggs

2 tsp. vanilla

1 1/2 c. margarine

2 c. milk

4 tsp. baking powder

10 to 12 c. flour

Icing, if desired (recipe below)


Mix sugar, vanilla and margarine together. Add eggs. Add milk slowly. Add dry ingredients. Refrigerate dough at least 2 hours. 

Roll out on a well floured cutting board to 1/8-inch thick. Cut out cookies in shapes desired. Place cookies on ungreased baking sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 8 to 12 minutes.

Cool, frost, and decorate as desired.

Editor's Note: Here's a recipe for one of our favorite sugar cookie icings...

Sugar Cookie Icing


1 c. confectioners' sugar, sifted

2-3 tsp. milk

2 tsp. light corn syrup

1/4 tsp. vanilla extract, or other flavoring

Food coloring, if desired