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Best Ever Sugar Cookies with Buttercream Frosting


If you are looking for the best sugar cookie recipe you will love this recipe. It makes delicious sugar cookies that are sweet, but not too sweet. Add delicious buttercream frosting and these cookies will be your all-time favorites.

These sugar cookies have a tender, cake-like texture that pairs perfectly with a buttercream frosting. They are a nice alternative to those famous buttercream-topped sugar cookies sold by Cheryl's Cookies.  

The Perfect Sugar Cookie with Buttercream Frosting

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Sugar cookies with buttercream frosting
Best Ever Sugar Cookies with Buttercream Frosting
While there may be very good reasons to order cookies online, it is easy to make attractive, colorful, and delicious sugar cookies with buttercream frosting at home.

You'll love that you don't need to be fussy with your decorating to make these cookies attractive and perfect for any occasion.  You'll love them for Valentine's Day and Christmas, but you'll see from the pictures that these cookies are perfect for every holiday. 

Perfectly tender sugar cookies with melt in your mouth buttercream frosting

 
They are also perfect everyday cookies.  If you are looking for a copycat Cheryl's Cookie recipe you'll want to try these.  In my opinion, these cookies are better, and that's why I call them the Best Ever Sugar Cookies.

All you need to make these Best Ever Sugar Cookies is this great sugar cookie recipe and a few simple ingredients that you may already have in your pantry.  

The buttercream frosting is delicious.  It sets up quickly and holds up well if you want to freeze your cookies.

This is also a perfect recipe to make with your children or grandchildren.  Everyone can have some fun decorating these sugar cookies.

Tips for The Best Sugar Cookies

How do I make sure my sugar cookies aren't too hard?
Cream your butter and sugar really well.  When adding your dry ingredients don't overwork the dough.  Stir to combine completely and move on.

How thick should I make my sugar cookies?
1/4 inch cookies are perfect. They will be soft, tender, and strong enough to hold the frosting.

How do I know when my sugar cookies are done?
These sugar cookies should be golden but not browned.

Do I have to chill these sugar cookies?
Yes.  Chilling this dough makes it easier to roll and cut into your favorite shapes.

Video Tips for Making the Buttercream Frosting


Tips for Baking Sugar Cookies with Buttercream Frosting

1. Chilling the cookie dough is important but chilling for too long makes the dough unworkable.

2. The size of your cookies may impact your cooking time, so be sure to check frequently. 

The baked sugar cookies.
The Baked Sugar Cookies

3. The cookies should be golden but not browned.  

A light golden botom on your sugar cookie is perfect.
Don't Brown the Cookies

Watch My Video-How to Make Buttercream Frosting




Tips for Frosting Your Sugar Cookies

1. Use separate bowls for each color of frosting you will be using for decorating your cookies. Be careful when adding your coloring.  A little goes a very long way.

Buttercream frosting is easily tinted with food coloring.
Three Frosting Colors
2. Set up an assembly line.  First, put dollops of frosting on the cookies and then spread the frosting using an offset spatula.

Frosted sugar cookies with buttercream
The Frosted Cookies
 3. Add a few colorful sprinkles on each to gild the lilies. Set a paper towel under the cookies to capture wayward sprinkles.

Sprinkle colored sugar or sprinkles on your sugar cookies.
Add Some Colorful Sprinkles
4. Make the cookies ahead. These cookies will freeze nicely as well. Just be sure to let the frosting set before packaging for gift giving or freezing. 

Make some today and put them in your freezer for later.  You'll be happy you did!

5. These sugar cookies also make a yummy foundation for royal icing.  Here is a picture of my Fourth of July Fireworks Sugar cookies.

Fourth of July Fireworks Sugar Cookies
4th of July Fireworks Cookies

Enjoy!

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