Buttercream Decorated Sugar Cookies

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These sugar cookies with buttercream are a fun and easy way to decorate cookies… plus they are delicious!

I sorta went nuts.

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The plan was to make some Rose Cookies for a friend.

I ended up not making a single rose cookie.

But lots of others.

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Sugar cookies with chocolate buttercream and a raspberry on top.

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Chocolate sugar cookies with buttercream and a cherry on top.

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Cherry cookies with chocolate buttercream and chocolate sprinkles.

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And a bunch more.

I couldn’t stop.

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They are so easy.

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And SO yummy.

I didn’t even consider busting out the thesauruses for yummy.  Cause that is by far the best word to describe these cookies.

Yummy.

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Ingredients

  • 1-½ cup Butter (I Use Unsalted)
  • 2 cups Sugar
  • 2 whole Eggs
  • 2 whole Eggs Yolks
  • 4 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  • 2 teaspoons Almond Extract
  • 4 cups All-purpose Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder

Instructions

  1. In a mixer, beat butter and sugar until well combined, about 2 minutes.
  2. Add in 2 eggs and 2 egg yolks and mix until combined.
  3. Add in vanilla and almond extract; mix until combined.
  4. In a separate bowl, sift together flour, salt, and baking powder. Slowly (about a cup at a time) add flour to butter mixture and combine. You can use a mixer or not, just depends on how strong you are.
  5. I usually just mix ingredients until they are combined.
  6. Put dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least one hour. When you are ready to bake, heat oven to 350 degrees.
  7. Roll dough out, cut out cookies, and bake for 6-8 minutes.
http://iambaker.net/buttercream-sugar-cookies/

(To make them cherry flavored, simply add cherry extract instead of almond extract)

The perfect crusting buttercream.

And then chocolate buttercream. And chocolate sugar cookies.  I would share the recipes… but I need to tweak them first.  Right now they are SO chocolaty and SO rich its hard to taste anything else.

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Hopefully a tutorial soon.  But right now I need to hit the gym.  And when I say gym, I mean sauna.

Just sayin.

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  1. says

    My teeth are aching just looking at these, I want one (or twenty) right now! Actually, I’d really just like to know which tip you used for the really ruffly designs.

  2. says

    You went nuts, all right. A good kind of nuts (BTW: how did you miss putting NUTS on those cupcakes??) if you ask me. You must have such fun decorating your cookies!

  3. Vicki says

    They look beautiful, love the raspberries.
    Tut aren’t they too sickly and sweet with all that buttercream piled on top?

  4. says

    Well, I guess they could be considered sickly as you say it. I have enjoyed many a cupcake with frosting piled high, I just wanted to try it on a cookies as well. Sorry if it offends you. :)

  5. says

    Buttercream is my favorite topping for sugar cookies. These are gorgeous, and they look so decadent. It sounds cheesy, but they seriously made me drool. :) I love the fresh fruit and the pinks, browns, reds, and whites…so lovely.

  6. says

    Admire these cookies a lot. Iam awestruck on seeing your beautiful space Amanda. Iam so passionate about baking but just that i could not know how to go right with it(i mean i love to become a pastry chef). Your rock. Keep up the great work.

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