Soft Sugar Cookies and Strawberry Frosting

by Merissa on November 19, 2010

in Recipes

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Yes, in case you were wondering this is the recipe for my purple ribbon sugar cookies:) I love making these soft roll out cookies. They are simple and so yummy. I normally just make a plain frosting for the top but this time I wanted to put a little twist on it and make it strawberry. The result was a perfect cookie + frosting that also smelled amazing. Please excuse my random cookie shapes when you get to the cookie pictures....I only have 7 cookie cutters; 2 hearts, a tree, a house, a butterfly, a star, and a maple leaf for some random reason.
P.S. These aren't good for you but when you are making sugar cookies....does it matter? : D

What you need:


  • 1 c. butter
  • 2 c. sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 t. vanilla
  • 5 c. flour
  • 1 t. salt
  • 1 t. baking soda
  • 1 c. sour cream (
  • 1/2 c. shortening
  • 1/2 c. butter
  • 1 t. vanilla
  • 4 c. powdered sugar
  • 1/8 c strawberry juice
Melt the butter and mix in the sugar.
Add the eggs and vanilla to the sugar/butter mixture. Mix well.
Add the dry ingredients to the mixture. Then add in the sour cream. Mix well until all the ingredients are blended.
Roll out the dough on a floured surface. Make cut outs with cookie cutters.
Bake at 400F, on a greased cookie sheet, for about 8 minutes or until they start to get slightly browned.
Mix together all the ingredients for the frosting. For the "strawberry juice" I just took frozen strawberries and thawed them in the microwave. Then I strained the juice out of them and mixed the juice into the frosting.
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{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

1 BLee Santana October 9, 2012 at 1:06 pm

I’m so making these


2 Rhonda Compton October 9, 2012 at 1:22 pm

Snow and cookies… <3


3 Teresa December 29, 2012 at 4:18 pm

I love your little house metal cookie cutter. Could you tell me where you bought it? Thank you and Happy New Year!


4 Merissa December 30, 2012 at 10:48 am

I found it at a little farm store here called Motive Parts. I think they are just local but if you have a farm store nearby I would check it out!


5 Karen December 20, 2015 at 1:05 pm

How thin do you roll the dough?


6 Merissa December 20, 2015 at 8:40 pm

I leave it about 3/8 inch thick. You can really do any thickness which this dough.


7 Peggy December 23, 2015 at 2:24 pm

My daughter and I made these but did a twist on the icing since she is highly allergic to strawberries. We used pure maple syrup. They are awesome! Thank you for sharing!


8 Merissa December 23, 2015 at 6:16 pm

Yum, that sounds great!


9 Robin Norman December 6, 2016 at 11:52 am

Sugar Cookies with pink icing


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