Rolled Sugar Cookie recipe + Easy Icing

Rolled Sugar Cookies

1 cup Butter

1 cup Sugar

1 Egg

2 tbsp Milk

1 tsp Vanilla

2 1/2 cup Flour

1 tsp Baking Powder


In a large bowl mix butter, sugar, egg, milk and vanilla together. Mix until well incorporated. 

Stir in the flour and baking powder. 

cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour (or overnight). 


Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. 

 Line baking sheets with parchment paper or use ungreased cookie sheet. Roll out dough on floured surface 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick – dusting dough with flour as needed. Cut into shapes with your cookie cutters. Using a spatula, transfer to prepared baking sheets (If dough gets soft, chill for about 10 minutes.). Place cookies 1 inch apart on ungreased or lined cookie sheet. 

Bake for 6-9 minutes. The cookies should be light in color with light browning on the edges.

Cool completely on wire rack.


Optional – Ice cookies.


Store in airtight container in refrigerator or freezer. 


Simple Icing

1 cup Powdered Sugar

2-3 Tablespoons milk

1 Teaspoon Vanilla

2-3 drops of food colouring (optional) 

In a small bowl, sift confectioners’ sugar and mix in milk and vanilla until smooth and glossy.

If too thick, add half a teaspoon of milk at a time. 

(Optional) Divide into separate bowls and add food colouring to each bowl. Dip cookies, spread with a spoon, knife or paint them with a brush.

Decorate as desired with sprinkles. Let harden about 20 minutes. 


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  1. Tara Gauthier says:

    This is perfect as we head into the Holidays. My daughter loves to back cookies so going to have to give this recipe a try!

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