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Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Sugar cookies with icing is my long time wish to try. But it took so long for me to come out of my comfort zone and try something like this, that is new to me. Thanks to Kungumam thozi magazine, atleast for magazine sake, I am trying out these. Otherwise for 2-3 years I had this in my to try list, but never did. After I tried this one, I felt it was not that difficult to do, but very interesting thing to do. Even Aj liked working with me in this baking. I thought I will try this again to shoot the video but could not find time. As Aj likes this one, I will sure make it again and post full video for this one later. Hopefully Winking. Difference between sugar cookies and shortbread cookies is the texture – shortbread cookies and soft while these sugar cookies are crisp.

Wishing every one a Merry Chirstmas! Happy

Sugar cookies with icing recipe

Recipe Cuisine: Continental  |  Recipe Category: Snack
Prep Time 1 Hr dough refrigerating time + 20 mins    |  Cook time: 15 mins     Serves: 15 - 20 cookies


All purpose flour / Maida – 1 & 1/2 cup

Butter (unsalted) – 1/2 cup

Sugar – 1/2 cup

Salt – 1/4 tsp

Baking powder – 1 tsp

Plain yogurt/ Curd – 1 tbsp

Vanilla essence – 1 tsp

Sugar sprinkles – As needed

For icing

Icing sugar – 1 cup

Food colour – as needed

Vanilla essence – 1/2 tsp

Milk – 2 tbsp 


  1. First let’s bake sugar cookies. In a bowl, mix well maida and baking powder with salt using a whisk. In another bowl, beat softened butter and sugar until soft and fluffy. I used my electric hand mixer and did for 3 minutes.
  2. Sugar cookies recipe step 1
  3. Add essence and curd and again beat well for couple of minutes.
  4. Sugar cookies recipe step 2
  5. Add the flour gradually while you beat and make a dough. It should be non sticky.
  6. Sugar cookies recipe step 3
  7. Spread the dough into flat disk and cling wrap it. refrigerate for an hour. Take out and spread the dough evenly on a floured surface for 3 to 5 mm thickness.
  8. Sugar cookies recipe step 4
  9. Cut the spread dough with desired cookie cutter. Take out the sides first and then using a spatula you can carefully take the cookies out. Arrange over a baking tray lined with butter paper/ parchment paper/ baking sheets.
  10. Sugar cookies recipe step 5
  11. Pre heat the oven at 170 deg C and bake for 10 –12 minutes (at same temperature). Once done, cool over a wire rack.
  12. Sugar cookies recipe step 6
  13. For icing, in a mixing bowl, place icing sugar, vanilla essence and milk. Mix smoothly. There should not be any lumps and it should be thick but pouring consistency.
  14. Optional to add food colours if you want. Just divide the prepared icing and mix your favorite colours. Fill these icing in cones – I used a ziplock cover cut diagonally. You can make your own cone using any cellophane paper or any food grade covers. Make a very small hole at the tip of the cone by cutting the tip off.
  15. Sugar cookies recipe step 7
  16. First draw outer border along the edge leaving a little space, same as the cookie shape. Finish all the cookies. Then start filling the cookies with the icing. Start filling the first cookie you drew the border. So that the line you draw acts as barrier to hold the filling. Once done, sprinkle with Colour sprinkles to make it attractive.
  17. Sugar cookies recipe step 8


    • Make sure the dough of the sugar cookies is spread before you refrigerate to make it easy for rolling after you take it out. Don’t panic if it breaks, you can use your hands to join it and just roll gently.
    • If the dough is sticky, add little more flour to make it non sticky.
    • Cookies should be baked just right. Do not let it brown as it wont look pleasant.
    • If your icing is runny and doesn’t stand as you draw over the cookie, add little more icing sugar to make it thicker. It should stand when you draw the border. Then only you can fill it and prevent flowing.

Keep aside and let it stand for an hour. It will dry. Then store in airtight container.

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  1. Lovely...n perfect time for posting this recipe ...as kids would love them during Christmas n new year...will giv it a try soon for my daughter...Thank you,

  2. Looks so beautiful.. Well done..
    Can you giv a black forest receive for Xmas.?.thank you..

  3. Can castor sugar be used instead of icing sugar

  4. I have a simple vessel like round electric oven. this recipe can be tried in it ?how long will it take to bake them in this type of oven

  5. Plz say how many minutes to pre heat in 170 c?

  6. Plz say how many minutes to pre heat in 170 c?

  7. Hi Rak's.... I tried this cookie, it came out very well.... Thanks for this wonderful recipe.....

  8. Hai sis, can u share about your oven details? And suggest me best OTG to buy?

    1. Refer my FAQ page please :)

  9. Thanks for sharing the recipe and tips. Merry Xmas and Happy Holidays!

  10. Beautiful, having the flair for baking.. As well the way you liked premam movie.. Wish see you make red velvet cake soon.
    Even who ate after seeing movie said it's not good.. But still we want you make it... We are waiting :)

  11. Replies
    1. I have not tried so I cannot help you

  12. ..looks yummy...can you please try and post cakes and cookies with healthy ingredients ..using any other substitute for maida sugar etc

  13. I loved your clicks and this recipe. It's such an eye candy and I'm sure it would be very delicious. I'm gonna try this very soon. Love it.

  14. Hi tried these cookies. Superb!😋. I wanted to know how to write a child's name on the cookies rather than just fill it. Can you help me?

    1. Reduce few drops of milk and make the icing. Just write using the same :)

  15. I made this cookies yesterday it came out so good...just love it


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