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Frosted Sugar Cookies

Nothing gets eaten up faster than a frosted cookie at a tailgate party!  It’s a fact.  Proven by me.  Kids love frosted sugar cookies!!  Put them out at a football tailgate party and you’ll be the hit of the tailgate!

Frosted Sugar Cookies

I have a confession.  I hate making decorated cookies.  I don’t have the patience to fuss.  But you know what you don’t really need to decorate these, just frost them and add a few sprinkles and you are good to go!  Since it’s Grandville’s Homecoming this weekend I chose to go way out of my comfort zone and decorate these cookies; all in the name of Bulldog Pride!!   I know they’re not purdy, but they got gobbled up so fast I don’t think anyone even noticed that I painstakingly decorated {can you say finger cramp?} them.

OXO Cookies for Kids Cancer

Pediatric cancer is a cause near and dear to my heart.  When I was 14 I lost a dear friend to leukemia and at the same age my daughter also lost a friend to cancer last year.  It was like reliving my loss all over again, seeing her mourn the loss of her friend.  If you’d like to join in and Bake a Difference for kids, look for specially marked Oxo Baking Tools  and Oxo will donate 25 cents of every purchase to Cookies for Kids’ Cancer. I personally love my OXO measuring cups and spoons!  You can also spread the word via social media by using the hashtag #OxoGoodCookies

OXO Cookies for Kid's Cancer

So look for this sticker on specially marked OXO products at participating retailers in September.  Fall is the new Spring for weddings wouldn’t a basket of baking items make a great wedding gift, add in baking sheet and your favorite cookie recipe, perfect wedding gift score!!

Frosted Sugar Cookies

Cookies for kids cancer was founded by two OXOnians (OXO employees) inspired by there 2 years old son’s battle with cancer.  It provides inspiration, ideas, and support for people everywhere to help fight pediatric cancer.  Since the beginning, OXOniaons have pledged their time and energy by baking cookies and hosting bake sales with proceeds match by our parent company.  This year, OXO will donate up to $100,000 to support this cause!  This fall look for specially marked OXO products bearing the cookies for kids cancer logo.  A portion of the proceeds of each will benefit this worthy cause!!

Frosted Sugar Cookies

I need to confess that sometimes I………….{whisper} buy white frosting.   You heard me.  I buy it in the cute little tubs.  It’s so much easier, when I’m in a hurry.  There it’s out.  I’ma cornercutter…frostingbuyer.

Frosted Sugar Cookies

Frosted Sugar Cookies

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Course Dessert
Cuisine Dessert
Servings 2 dozen


  • 1 cup Butter softened
  • 1 cup White Sugar
  • 1 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1 cup Vegetable Oil
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 whole Egg
  • 1 Egg Yolk
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Cream Tartar
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 4 1/2 cups Unbleached Flour

Whipped White Frosting

  • 1 cup vegetable Shortening
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla
  • 4 cups Powdered Sugar
  • 3 tablespoons Half and Half or milk (you may need more depending on consistency of your frosting)


  • Add butter and sugars to your mixing bowl, mix on high until creamed together and fluffy.
  • Slowly drizzle in oil beating as you go until oil is incorporated, add vanilla. Add one whole egg plus a yolk, and vanilla beat until combined and creamy.
  • In a separate bowl add dry ingredients gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet until cookie dough forms a ball. Remove from bowl and wrap the ball of cookie dough in plastic wrap or place in a zip-loc bag.
  • Refrigerate dough for 3 hours or over night is best.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

  • Dust countertop with flour take half of the dough, place on top of flour, dust with more flour and slowly begin to roll out dough. As is warms it will be come more pliable, when it's cold it can tend to break.
    Roll dough out to 1/3 of an inch thickness. Cut into shapes with cookie cutters or use a glass to cut out round cookies.
    Place on a parchment lined cookie sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes.
    Remove from oven and let cool on sheet for 5 minutes before removing to baking rack.
  • Allow to cool completely before frosting.

Frosting directions

  • Whip shortening and vanilla together in bowl add half of the powdered sugar and 1 tablespoon of half and half whip on high for 3 minutes or until fluffy add remaining sugar and liquid mix on high until fluffy about 5 minutes. Scrap down sides of the bowl ever so often. When cookies are cooled, frost, and decorate with sprinkles or decorative frosting.


Note: Cookies should just start to look brown on the bottom edge, not on the top at all. Remove from oven and let cool on sheet for 5 minutes before removing to cooking rack.
Keyword cookie, cutout cookie, frosting, sugar cookie
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Now go forth and bake some cookies!!  All in the name of a good cause!

XO, Sheila

Disclaimer:  The wonderful people at OXO sent me a box full of all sorts of their great cookie making tools, in return for promoting the #OXOGoodCookie campaign.

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  1. I’m so sorry for your loss and for your daughter’s. There really isn’t anyone cancer hasn’t touched, at least indirectly. I found you by searching #OXOGoodCookie since I just posted my own decorated cookies. What a coincidence that you chose to go out of your comfort zone with your cookies–I said almost the same thing in my post! I love that big round cutter, because if you’re gonna have a cookie, you may as well *really* have a cookie! 🙂

    1. Hello! Thank you so much for saying Hi! And taking the time to seek out other GoodCookie posters. I’m with ya, if you’re gonna have a cookie, well then lets have a cookie!!! XO sheila

  2. This is not on topic exactly but I went to a food blogging conference over the weekend and one of the presentations was an hour of scolding for every time we didn’t eat organic or bought something that traveled more than 25 miles. I thought about my life as a single working mother with a boy who played football, did competitive skating (yes, all 220 lbs of him) and my daughter was in everything. I was lucky they got fed at all some nights. I would have bought tub frosting too and by gosh they’d better like it.

    Nice cookies. 🙂

    1. YEAH! you went to a blogging conference! How fun….but bummer about the scolding, that is not fun. Hope the rest of the time was well spent. My kids like “bought” frosting better too! I am not a frosting person, so I’d rather just buy it than mess with making it. But once in a while I do make it…. ;D and lick my fingers!