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Frosted Sugar Cookies

Frosted Sugar Cookies
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 50 min
  • Ingredients 8
  • Servings 8
Let’s be honest, sometimes a cookie is a vehicle for frosting. Blogger Bree Hester of shares a favorite recipe that will make cookie and frosting lovers alike, very, very happy. I have yet to meet anyone that can resist a soft sugar cookie with a thick layer of almond-scented frosting. These cookies take sugar cookies to a whole new level and are so easy to make—a no-stress holiday cookie.
Updated June 20, 2013


  • 1 roll (16.5 oz) refrigerated Pillsbury™ Sugar Cookie Dough
  • 4 oz (half of 8-oz package) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • Food color, if desired
  • Assorted sprinkles, if desired


  • 1
    Cut dough evenly into 8 slices. On ungreased cookie sheet, place slices 2 inches apart. Bake and cool cookies as directed on wrapper.
  • 2
    In medium bowl, beat cream cheese and butter with electric mixer on low speed until smooth. Gradually beat in powdered sugar, 1 cup at a time, until smooth. Add whipping cream; beat 5 minutes or until very light and fluffy. Stir in desired amount of food coloring.
  • 3
    Spread 2 tablespoons frosting over each cookie; top with sprinkles. Store in airtight container.

  • Tint frosting to match any season or holiday.
  • To make cookie sandwiches, spread frosting over half the cookies, top sides down; top frosting with remaining cookies, top sides up.
  • To make chocolate frosting, add a few tablespoons unsweetened baking cocoa with the powdered sugar.

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