The frosted rose sugar cookies recipe is a classic that has been around for decades. This easy and delicious recipe will become your go-to cookie recipe, perfect for any occasion.

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Frosted Sugar Cookies Ingredients

To create these cookies, you’ll need the following ingredients:

— 2 softened butter sticks (at room temperature) (I use salted butter)

— Butter Flavored Crisco (I’ve also used coconut oil and it worked well, but it does have a little coconut taste)

— sugar granules

— granulated sugar1632465825_102_FROSTED-ROSE-SUGAR-COOKIES

— milk

–2 eggs

— salt, baking soda, and cream of tartar

— whole wheat flour

1632465826_760_FROSTED-ROSE-SUGAR-COOKIESHow to Make Rose Sugar Cookies for Christmas

  1. Cream butter, Crisco, sugar, powdered sugar, and milk together in a large mixing dish (or stand mixer).
  2. Mix in the eggs until everything is thoroughly mixed.
  3. Combine flour, baking soda, cream of tartar, and salt in a separate basin. Combine the flour and butter mixture in a mixing bowl and stir until smooth and thoroughly mixed.
  4. Place the dough on a prepared cookie sheet and roll into *1-inch balls. Cooking spray the bottom of a glass or measuring cup, then dip it into a dish with a thin coating of sugar. To create the rough edge that Swig cookies are renowned for, gently press each ball down. Because these cookies are finest when thick and mushy, you don’t want to crush them too thin.1632465827_194_FROSTED-ROSE-SUGAR-COOKIES
  5. Preheat oven to 350°F and bake for 8-9 minutes. Allow to cool fully on wire racks before frosting.

*If you roll the dough into 1-inch balls, you should get about 48 cookies out of one batch. I sometimes make 24-28 cookies with a bigger cookie scoop. The cook time will be closer to 9 minutes if you make them bigger, and closer to 8 minutes if you make them smaller.

1632465828_68_FROSTED-ROSE-SUGAR-COOKIESSour cream frosting ingredients

Don’t be tempted to attempt a different type of icing on these cookies since the frosting perfectly compliments the taste of the cookie! I understand why sour cream is used in the icing, but I guarantee you will like it. Have faith in me!

What you’ll need is the following:

  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • sour cream, 2 tbsp
  • 4 c. sugar (powdered)
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • colorants for food (if desired)
  • 1-2 tbsp milk, depending on desired consistency

1632465829_845_FROSTED-ROSE-SUGAR-COOKIESSugar Cookie Frosting: A Step-by-Step Guide

Simply blend the butter, sour cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla in an electric mixer until well mixed. If desired, add food coloring, and then slowly drizzle in the milk, a little at a time, until you reach the desired consistency.

1632465830_740_FROSTED-ROSE-SUGAR-COOKIESFrosting Roses on Cookies: A Step-by-Step Guide

Fill a piping bag with frosting and a closed star tip (I used a Wilton 2D). Start piping in the center of the cookie in a tight circle. Continue piping frosting in a circular manner around the cookie until it reaches the edge. You got a rosette now! Frosting will set, but to avoid squishing cookies that have been frosted with a rosette, I suggest avoiding stacking them.

1632465831_929_FROSTED-ROSE-SUGAR-COOKIESSimply split the white frosting into two bowls, add food coloring as needed, and fill the piping bag with alternating dollops of white frosting and red, green, or any other colored frosting you’d like. The colors will swirl and look beautiful when you start swirling the rosettes on the cookies.

1632465832_254_FROSTED-ROSE-SUGAR-COOKIESIs it possible to freeze sugar cookies?

I’ve made these cookies many times and have found that baking the cookies and then freezing them without the icing works best. Simply freeze the cookies once they have fully cooled in an airtight container or ziplock freezer bag for up to two months. Remove them from the freezer a few hours before serving and set them out to defrost. After making the frosting, frost the thawed cookies.

Once the dough has been shaped into balls, it may be frozen. Place the balls on a baking sheet and freeze them separately for approximately an hour before putting them all in a zipper freezer bag. Lay the balls out on a baking sheet and let them defrost so you can press them down when you’re ready to bake them. Bake as usual, let cool, and then frost.

1632465834_1_FROSTED-ROSE-SUGAR-COOKIESWhat is the best way to soften butter?

Here are three methods for softening butter:

  1. Setting butter out for a few hours before making cookies is the best method to soften it. Simply remove the cube and place it on the counter. You may take the butter out the night before if you know you’re going to bake cookies.

2. Microwaving butter is my preferred method of softening it. It is indeed quick, but you must be cautious not to melt it. Simply put the whole stick of butter in the microwave (as long as it isn’t covered in foil!) and heat for 6-7 seconds. If the butter is still very cold, wait another 5-7 seconds before checking it. You may require many intervals, and if the butter begins to feel soft, you may reduce the last period to just a few seconds to avoid melting.

3. I like to use my microwave’s defrost option – I’m not sure what it does differently, and it takes a little longer (closer to 30 seconds), but it appears to be easier to get the butter to soften without melting.




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Buttery, soft, and topped with a delectable swirling rosette, these Frosted Rose Sugar Cookies are a must-try! This beautiful sugar cookie recipe requires no cooling or rolling and is ideal for gift-giving.

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