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How to Frost Sugar Cookies

Created January 10, 2017
Decorate freshly baked sugar cookies to perfection in minutes by following these four easy steps.


No time or patience for royal icing? No problem. This simple method for decorating cookies is super quick, but still gives you beautiful, bakery-quality results.

What you’ll need:

How to:

1.  First, gather your materials: baked and cooled sugar cookies, vanilla buttercream frosting, sprinkles and a small metal spatula. It’s important that your cookies are completely cooled, otherwise the frosting will melt.


2.  Next, holding one cookie at a time and using the small metal spatula, scoop out about a tablespoon of frosting and place it in the center of the cookie.


3.  Slowly spread the frosting with the small metal spatula, working your way to the outer edges of the cookie until the frosting is smooth and evenly distributed. It’s that simple!


4.  Don’t stop there! Give your frosted cookies a festive touch by adding sprinkles or colored sugar of your choice.