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

buttercream sugar cookies

Sugar Cookies

Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Total Time 38 mins
These sugar cookies with buttercream are a fun and easy way to decorate cookies… plus they are delicious!

Ingredients

  • 1 -½ cup Butter I Use Unsalted
  • 2 c Sugar
  • 2 whole Eggs
  • 2 whole Eggs Yolks
  • 4 tsp. Vanilla Extract
  • 2 tsp. Almond Extract
  • 4 c All-purpose Flour
  • 1 tsp. Salt
  • 1 tsp. Baking Powder

Instructions

  • In a mixer, beat butter and sugar until well combined, about 2 minutes.
  • Add in 2 eggs and 2 egg yolks and mix until combined.
  • Add in vanilla and almond extract; mix until combined.
  • 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.
  • I usually just mix ingredients until they are combined.
  • Put dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least one hour. When you are ready to bake, heat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Roll dough out, cut out cookies, and bake for 6-8 minutes.

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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.

(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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Amanda Rettke is the creator of I Am Baker, and the bestselling author of Surprise Inside Cakes: Amazing Cakes for Every Occasion – With a Little Something Extra Inside.Over the course of her 15+ year blogging adventure, she has been featured in and collaborated with the Food Network, New York Times, LA Times, Country Living Magazine, People Magazine, Epicurious, Brides, Romantic Homes, life:beautiful, Publishers Weekly, The Daily Mail, Star Tribune, The Globe and Mail, DailyCandy, YumSugar, The Knot, The Kitchn, and Parade, to name a few.

Reader Comments

  1. You always make the most lovely desserts! I love these! So cute!Have a great week baking!

  2. Well, if you are going to go nuts, this is certainly the prettiest and most delicious way to have done it. Wonderful!

  3. Wow..how do you find time for all of this baking and blogging lately?! I am amazed at your talent!! If you have extras and want to give them to someone needy….send them my way! 🙂 hehe!!
    Blessings friend!!
    Kristin

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