Super Sugar Cookies

You will love these cookies!

Course Snack
Cuisine American
Prep 20 minutes
Cook 10 minutes
Total 30 minutes
Servings 28
Calories 213 kcal
Author Michelle


For the Cookies:

  • 3/4 cup margarine
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon real vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

For the Frosting:

  • 1 teaspoon real vanilla
  • 1 stick real butter
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon cream or whole milk
US Customary - Metric


  1. Cream margarine and sugar well.
  2. Add vanilla and eggs; combine well.
  3. In separate bowl, sift the baking powder, salt and flour. Add to wet ingredients slowly until thoroughly combined.
  4. Cookie dough must be chilled until firm, or overnight.
  5. Remove dough from fridge and roll out to a 1/4-inch thickness.
  6. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  7. With cookie cutters or rim of drinking glass, cut out cookies.
  8. Place cookies on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake in preheated oven for 8-10 minutes, depending on oven. Check often to prevent over cooking or burning. Cool on baking rack when done.
  9. Meanwhile, prepare frosting - it's a MUST for these cookies! (go all the way or not at all)
  10. Cream butter, milk and vanilla together.
  11. Slowly add powdered sugar to butter until desired consistency. If you'd like, add liquid food coloring for festive cookies.  Note: I had some trouble with the icing and needed to add a little more milk to thin it out and make it spreadable, but I may have done something wrong ;-)
  12. When cookies are cooled, slather this heavenly frosting. For more texture and color, press the top of the cookie in sprinkles, colored sugar or just eat plain!
Nutrition Facts
Super Sugar Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 213 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 20mg7%
Sodium 174mg8%
Potassium 33mg1%
Carbohydrates 32g11%
Sugar 24g27%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 335IU7%
Calcium 13mg1%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.