Frosted Cookies

Nothing beats a batch of homemade cookies. The aroma they give off throughout the entire house just warms the heart. My hubby and kids scarfed these down so quickly; I was left with only the tiny center ball to sample.

I reduced the sugar from one cup to half a cup because of the frosting; you don’t want them too sweet. Have fun!!!

  • 3½ cups flour
  • ½ cups sugar
  • 1 cup butter, softened  
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla 

  1. Combine flour baking powder and salt and set aside. 
  2. Cream together butter and sugar. 
  3. Beat in eggs one at a time and then add vanilla.  
  4. Gradually add flour mixture until well blended.   
  5. Cover and refrigerate for about 2 hours.  
  6. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 
  7. Roll out dough onto a lightly floured surface. 
  8. Cut out into desired shapes and place on greased cookie sheets. 
  9. Bake for 6-8 minutes or until very lightly browned.  
  10. Remove from cookie sheets and allow to cool before frosting.

  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • food coloring

  1.  Combine first three ingredients in a mixing bowl.
  2. Add milk if mixture is too stiff
  3. Add a few drops of food coloring until desired shade is achieved.
  4. Use a knife to spread frosting on cookies.
  5. Arrange on platter and dust with confectioners’ sugar (optional)


  1. Oh my kids would love doing this for Valentine Day! I think this will allow us to bond closer as my family is going through some tough times. This will keep us all smiling! Thank you for sharing this recipe , as always it looks GREAT! God bless you and your family!

  2. God is able to bring us through the toughest of times. Sure hope this recipe helps as well. I will be praying for you and your family. God bless :)