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Frosted Sugar Cookies

frosted sugar cookies recipePillsbury asked a group of bloggers to turn a favorite cookie recipe into one that uses Pillsbury Sugar Cookie Dough. It took me all of about 2 seconds to decide what I wanted to make. I love going to the grocery store and buying the sugar cookies with the thick, colored frosting on top, you know which brand I am talking about. I try to not buy them, because I have a really hard time resisting them.

Let’s be honest, sometimes a cookie is a vehicle for frosting. This recipe 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.

Check out what the other talented bloggers came up with here.

frosted sugar cookie recipe

1 roll (16.5 oz) Pillsbury® refrigerated sugar cookie dough
4 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
1/2 cup butter, room temperature
2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
2 tablespoons heavy cream
food coloring (optional)
assorted sprinkles (optional)

1. Bake cookies according to package direction. Cool completely.
2. Cream together cream cheese and butter.
3. Slowly add powdered sugar.
4. Add heavy cream, and beat for 5 minutes until very light and fluffy.
5. Add food coloring if desired.
6. Spread 2 tablespoons of frosting onto each cookie.
7. Add sprinkles.

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Frosted Sugar Cookies


Ingredients

  • 1 roll (16.5 oz) Pillsbury® refrigerated sugar cookie dough
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • food coloring (optional)
  • assorted sprinkles (optional)

Instructions

  1. Bake cookies according to package direction. Cool completely.
  2. Cream together cream cheese and butter.
  3. Slowly add powdered sugar.
  4. Add heavy cream, and beat for 5 minutes until very light and fluffy.
  5. Add food coloring if desired.
  6. Spread 2 tablespoons of frosting onto each cookie.
  7. Add sprinkles.

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  1. Brandon

    November 20th, 2011 at 12:55 pm

    Yum! The one with the blue icing and small, white sprinkles is my favorite! …and you’re right, there is just something about that almond scent in desserts that makes them so irresistible!

  2. bakedbree

    November 21st, 2011 at 1:08 pm

    I love almond anything. I cannot resist. Thank you Brandon.

  3. Colleen

    November 20th, 2011 at 2:45 pm

    YUM! Frosted sugar cookies are my fav!! And I’m always looking for a superb recipe. This one looks easy and de-lish! However, I think it would be easier if you just walked a plate down the street for me. Yep…way easier.

  4. bakedbree

    November 21st, 2011 at 1:07 pm

    Say the word Colleen and I will run some down to you!

  5. Becca

    November 20th, 2011 at 5:38 pm

    I know the exact cookie brand you are talking about. And I agree, those cookies are very hard to resist. But these frosted sugar cookies look just as good, especially the frosting. These look beautiful 🙂

  6. bakedbree

    November 21st, 2011 at 1:06 pm

    Thank you Becca.

  7. Sarah Miller

    December 24th, 2011 at 3:31 pm

    You don’t mention when to put the almond extract in the directions.

  8. bakedbree

    December 31st, 2011 at 12:56 am

    Sorry, you can add it in any step.

  9. Rianne

    February 13th, 2013 at 2:43 pm

    I want to make these! does the frosting harden? and how do you store them

  10. bakedbree

    February 13th, 2013 at 9:33 pm

    No it doesn’t, it is like cake frosting. In a single layer, loosely covered.

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