Decorated Sugar Cookies

Delight your guests with these classic vanilla-flavored sugar cookies – a perfect baked dessert.

  • prep time 25 min
  • total time 1 hr 55 min
  • ingredients 12
  • servings 14

Ingredients

Cookies

1
cup unsalted butter, softened
3/4
cup granulated sugar
1
egg
4 1/2
teaspoons vanilla
3
cups all-purpose flour
3
teaspoons baking powder
1/2
teaspoon salt

Glaze

1
box (1 lb) powdered sugar (4 cups)
2
tablespoons butter, melted
4
to 6 tablespoons milk
Paste food color in desired colors
Colored sprinkles
  • 1 In large bowl, beat 1 cup butter and the granulated sugar with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla until well blended. On low speed, beat in flour, baking powder and salt until well blended. Cover with plastic wrap; refrigerate 1 hour. Heat oven to 400°F. Divide dough in half; keep 1 half refrigerated. On lightly floured surface, roll out other half of dough to 1/2-inch thickness. Cut with floured 4- or 5-inch cookie cutters. On cookie sheet, place cutouts 1 inch apart. Repeat with remaining dough. Bake 6 to 10 minutes. Remove from cookie sheet; cool on cooling rack.
  • 2 In small bowl, mix powdered sugar, 2 tablespoons butter and 4 tablespoons milk. Stir in enough remaining milk to make glaze smooth and thin. Tint with food color. Working with 1 cookie at a time, hold edge of cookie to dip into glaze; allow excess glaze to drip back into bowl. Immediately decorate with sprinkles. Let stand until set.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    395
    ,
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    15g
    15%
    (Saturated Fat
    9 1/2g,
    9 1/2%
    ),
    Sodium
    226mg
    226%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    63g
    63%
    (Dietary Fiber
    1/2g
    1/2%
    ),
    Protein
    3 1/2g
    3 1/2%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    0%;
    Vitamin C
    0%;
    Calcium
    0%;
    Iron
    0%;
    Exchanges:
    1 Starch; 3 Other Carbohydrate; 3 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    4
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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