Best Sugar Cookies

The best sugar cookie. Not too sweet.

What’s Valentine’s Day without sugar cookies? I say it’s an absolutely sad day! So, you should make these. They are heavenly!

Have you ever had a sugar cookie that is so sweet that it’s hard to eat the whole thing? I’m not a big fan of a super sugary cookie with the gooey sweet frosting together. It’s just too much and I can only eat a few bites. This recipe creates a nice cookie that’s not too sweet and is a nice balance with the butter cream frosting. 


We love to gather together as a family and decorate sugar cookies. Of course candy is important!


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Valentine Party

I should have taken pictures of their cookies when they were done. They were covered with candy. 

Here’s our favorite sugar cookie and buttercream frosting recipes. Enjoy!

Sugar Cookie with Buttercream Frosting
Yields 3
A delicious soft cookie that is not too sweet.
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Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
45 min
Total Time
1 hr
Prep Time
15 min
Cook Time
45 min
Total Time
1 hr
  1. Cookies
  2. 1 lb. Margarine (not butter), softened
  3. 2 Cups Sugar
  4. 3 Eggs
  5. 2 tsp. Vanilla
  6. 2 tsp. Lemon Extract
  7. 6 Cups Flour
  8. 1 tsp. Soda
  9. 1/4 tsp. Salt
  10. Frosting
  11. 1 Box Powdered Sugar
  12. 1 Cube Butter, softened
  13. 2 tsp. Vanilla
  14. 1/4 - 1/2 Cup Milk
  15. Food Coloring
Cookie Instructions
  1. Combine margarine and sugar in a large bowl.
  2. Add eggs, vanilla, and lemon extract and mix well.
  3. Combine flour, salt, and soda in a separate bowl.
  4. Add flour mixture gradually to wet ingredients.
  5. When ingredients are combined well refridgerate for 2 or more hours or you won't be able to roll out.
  6. Once dough is cooled completely, roll it out on a well floured surface until it's about 1/2" thick. Sprinkle the top of the dough and rolling pin with flour, as well.
  7. Cut with cookie cutters.
  8. Bake on a ungreased cookie sheet at 375 degrees for 10 minutes or until they look dry. You don't want to let them brown. They will be done.
Frosting Instructions
  1. Combine sugar, butter, vanilla, and 2 TBL. of milk.
  2. Continue adding milk a TBL. at a time until the frosting is smooth, but forms stiff peeks.
  3. Add a few drops of food coloring at a time until you have the color you desire.
The best sugar cookie. Not too sweet.

Dru About Dru

There are so many things I could say but I will just start with the basics. Mother to 4. Grandmother to 11 (Yes, 11. All under the age of 9.) I am a former Army wife and we spent 15 years traveling around the world. It was such a thrill to have seen so many places and meeting lifetime friends. I spent many years working in the craft industry and love getting together with friends and creating. I have a lifelong love of thrift shops, antiques, and yard sales.


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  3. Avatar Henry Larry says

    I love that these cookies are not overly sweet just the way I like them. The frosting recipe seems simple yet delicious. Can not wait to give it a try.
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