Classic Sugar Cookies Recipe | These buttery and soft classic sugar cookies are perfect for cutting into shapes. They will quickly become a family favorite! Top them with buttercream frosting or royal icing for a holiday classic!
Today’s Classic Sugar Cookies recipe is one of our family favorites. I’m so happy to share it with you today so it can become one of yours! While Christmas cookies are front and center, these treats are perfect for any season. They are sturdy enough to hold up well in different shapes. However, they are still soft and buttery and even have a hint of lemon. You can also check out my Christmas cookies from last year, cranberry rosemary butter cookies.
Classic Sugar Cookies with Buttercream Frosting
I chose to keep this version of the cookies simple in this post. They are plain but pretty stars with a simple white buttercream frosting. This whipped buttercream recipe can be spread onto the cookies smoothly. The resulting look is slightly rustic for the frosting.
I have to tip my hat to Hillary at The Cookie Countess for bringing this recipe into my world (her shop is a great resource for adorable cookie cutters and decorating materials!). Years ago, I took a really fun class with her trying to learn how to use royal icing on cookies. She gave us a print out of her classic sugar cookie recipe, which is what this is adapted from.
Unfortunately, I never did master royal icing. Although she was a wonderful teacher, I just don’t have the talent for it. 😉 Hence the buttercream on these. If you want to try your hand at royal icing instead of the buttercream featured here, here’s the recipe I normally use.
From my home to yours for the upcoming holidays, I hope these serve you well!Print
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