Sugar Cookies with Vanilla Buttercream Frosting

Sugar Cookies with Vanilla Buttercream Frosting // Tried and Tasty
Updated on October 14th, 2018

Sugar Cookies with Vanilla Buttercream Frosting // A delicious sugar cookie recipe and frosting that you'll use time and time again. | Tried and TastyFor our 2nd annual Christmas gift exchange with close friends, my friend Beth made these melt-in-your-mouth Sugar Cookies with Vanilla Buttercream Frosting! I love me a good sugar cookie, and seriously, these are to die for! They are buttery, smooth, and perfect! The funny thing I learned when making them was… I don’t own a sifter, rolling pin, or cookie cutters! It’s funny what you realize you don’t have until you need it! Thankfully Beth lives next door and let me borrow her cutters. Neither of us sifted the flour and we each had our own unique way of flattening the dough :0) Decorate with your favorite sprinkles and try to eat just one… I bet you won’t be able to!
Sugar Cookies with Vanilla Buttercream Frosting // A delicious sugar cookie recipe and frosting that you'll use time and time again. | Tried and Tasty

Sugar Cookies with Vanilla Buttercream Frosting // A delicious sugar cookie recipe and frosting that you'll use time and time again. | Tried and Tasty

Sugar Cookies with Vanilla Buttercream Frosting // A delicious sugar cookie recipe and frosting that you'll use time and time again. | Tried and Tasty

Sugar Cookies with Vanilla Buttercream Frosting // A delicious sugar cookie recipe and frosting that you'll use time and time again. | Tried and Tasty

Sugar Cookies with Vanilla Buttercream Frosting // A delicious sugar cookie recipe and frosting that you'll use time and time again. | Tried and Tasty

Sugar Cookies with Vanilla Buttercream Frosting // A delicious sugar cookie recipe and frosting that you'll use time and time again. | Tried and Tasty

Sugar Cookies with Vanilla Buttercream

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Sugar Cookies with Vanilla Buttercream
Prep Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Cook Time: 6 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 21 minutes
Servings: 24
Calories: 297 kcal
Author: Yvonne
A delicious sugar cookie recipe and frosting that you'll use time and time again.
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Ingredients

  • 2/3 c. shortening
  • 3/4 c. granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 4 tsp. milk
  • 2 c. sifted all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Buttercream Vanilla Frosting

  • 1/4 c. butter or margarine
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 3 c. powdered sugar sift if lumpy
  • 1/4 c. milk or less

Instructions

Sugar Cookies

  1. Thoroughly cream shortening, sugar, and vanilla.

  2. Add egg; beat till light and fluffy. Stir in milk.

  3. Sift together dry ingredients; blend into creamed mixture.

  4. Divide dough in half. Chill 1 hour. 

  5. On lightly floured surface, roll to 1/8 inch thickness.* Cut desired shapes with cutters.

  6. Bake on greased cookie sheet at 375 about 6-8 minutes. Cool slightly, remove from pan. Makes 2 dozen. *Chill other half till ready to use.

Frosting

  1. Combine butter or margarine, salt, vanilla, and 1 c. of sugar. Add milk and remaining sugar. Add more sugar to thicken or milk to thin, if needed for spreading consistency.

Recipe Notes

Adapted from My friend, Beth

Nutrition Facts
Sugar Cookies with Vanilla Buttercream
Amount Per Serving
Calories 297 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 12mg 4%
Sodium 67mg 3%
Potassium 58mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 52g 17%
Sugars 36g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 1.5%
Calcium 2.2%
Iron 5.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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