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Frosted Cookies Recipe

frosted cookies recipe

As a professional writer, I have always been fascinated by the art of baking. I find it to be a great way to take a break from the hectic routine of daily life and indulge in a little creativity. One of my all-time favorite recipes is the frosted cookies recipe. These cookies not only look great but taste amazing too. In this article, I will share the step-by-step process of making these delicious cookies.

Recipes Information

  • Prep time: 15 minutes
  • Cook time: 10 minutes
  • Total time: 25 minutes
  • Recipe category: Dessert
  • Recipe cuisine: American
  • Aggregate rating: 4.8/5


  • 1 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Food coloring (optional)


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Add in the egg and vanilla extract, and beat until well combined.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt.
  5. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, alternating with the milk, until everything is well combined.
  6. Roll the dough into 1-inch balls and place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Flatten them slightly with your fingers.
  7. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the edges are lightly golden.
  8. Remove from the oven and let cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.
  9. In a small bowl, whisk together the confectioners' sugar, milk, and vanilla extract until smooth. Add food coloring, if desired.
  10. Drizzle the icing over the cooled cookies and let it set for 10 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition InformationAmount Per Serving
Total Fat5g
Saturated Fat3g
Total Carbohydrates17g
Dietary Fiber0g

Recipes FAQ

  • Q: Can I substitute any ingredient in this recipe?
  • A: You can substitute the all-purpose flour with gluten-free flour or almond flour for a healthier option.

  • Q: How long do these cookies last?
  • A: These cookies can last up to 5 days when stored in an airtight container at room temperature.

  • Q: Can I freeze these cookies?
  • A: Yes, you can freeze these cookies for up to 2 months. Just make sure to store them in an airtight container.

  • Q: Can I use any food coloring?
  • A: Yes, you can use any food coloring of your choice to give the icing a pop of color.

  • Q: How do I know when the cookies are done?
  • A: The cookies are done when the edges are lightly golden. You can also insert a toothpick in the center of the cookie, and if it comes out clean, the cookies are done.

  • Q: Can I omit the icing?
  • A: Yes, you can omit the icing if you prefer your cookies without it. The cookies will still taste delicious.

Recipes Tips

If you want your cookies to come out perfect every time, here are a few tips to keep in mind:

  1. Make sure your butter is at room temperature before you start baking. This will help it cream better with the sugar.
  2. Don't overmix the dough. Overmixing can result in tough cookies.
  3. Flatten the cookies slightly with your fingers before baking to ensure even baking.
  4. Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.
  5. Drizzle the icing over the cooled cookies, and let it set for 10 minutes before serving.
  6. Experiment with different food coloring to give the icing a unique look.