Sugar Cookies & Butter Icing

It's fall, and fall makes me want to make cookies! We have a Wilton Halloween molded cookie sheet and a Christmas one as well, perfect for making shaped sugar cookies you can decorate. Here's my recipe for Sugar Cookies and our favourite Butter Icing..


Sugar Cookies

1C (2 sticks) butter, softened
1 1/2C sugar
1 egg
1 1/2t vanilla extract
2 3/4C flour
1t salt

Step 1:
In a large bowl beat butter and sugar until well blended.

Step 2:
Beat in egg and vanilla

Step 3:
Combine flour and salt, add to mixture and beat, this dough always appears very crumbly at this point, after beating form it into a ball with your hands and it always comes together

Step 4:
At this point I press into my molded cookie sheet, you can also roll and cut out shapes (I prefer these cookies to be thick) Bake at 350 for 9-10 minutes, do not decorate until completely cool

Butter Icing

1 1/2C icing sugar
3T butter, softened
1T vanilla extract
1T milk
food colouring (optional)

Step 1:
Combine sugar, butter, vanilla and milk, beat until creamy.  Go slow with the milk, you make need a bit more or less.

Step 2:

Stir is drops of food colouring if desired

Step 3:
Spread or pipe on cooled cookies, let set for a few minutes

Family Thoughts: 

We love these cookies, they travel well to bring to family events and classroom treats.


  1. I love Sugar Cookies, they are one of my favorites. I'm so glad you make yours with butter, I hate when people use margarine as they just don't taste as rich.

  2. these are lovely cookies. I think that butter has to be used or the taste just isn't the same. When I lived in Germany, going back some years now, they used to reduce the price of butter so that everyone could afford to bake all the wonderful cookies that a German Advent involves - those were the days :-)


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