The Absolute Best Pink Sugar Cookies (guaranteed to make you feel like you’re celebrating your 6th birthday)

February 28, 2011

I found these recipes on (cookie recipe by Jill Saunders and frosting by Kathy Brandt) and have become quite passionate about these cookies. While the recipe belongs to those 2 ladies, I have added a few details that I think are crucial to the overall effect. These are great holiday, birthday and baby shower cookies, as well as I’m-Sorry-I-Was-Such-A-Jerk-When-You-Got-Home-Last-Night cookies. I even sent some to work with David and they turned into currency for the computer software engineers black market.


1 1/2 cups butter, softened

2 cups white sugar

4 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

5 cups all-purpose flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

Cream together butter and sugar. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Stir in dry ingredients. Cover the dough and chill for at least 1 hour (overnight is great too.)

Preheat oven for 400 degrees and roll out dough on floured surface about ¼-1/2” thick. Cut into shapes with cookie cutter. Bake 6-8 min on ungreased cookie sheet and cool completely before frosting.


4 cups powdered sugar

½ cup butter (room temperature)

5 TBSP milk

1 tsp vanilla

Food coloring and colorful sprinkles—I like pink, green and yellow.

Cream together sugar and butter and gradually mix in the milk and vanilla with electric mixer until frosting becomes smooth and stiff (about 5 minutes). Divide frosting in a few different bowls and color with a few drops of food coloring to create pastel colors. Frost cooled cookies and top with sprinkles.

6 thoughts on “The Absolute Best Pink Sugar Cookies (guaranteed to make you feel like you’re celebrating your 6th birthday)

  1. Rose Dipped

    What a coincidence! I’m actually looking for a cookie recipe for my daughter’s 6th birthday party. This is so perfect! I will surely make this for her. She will love this I’m sure. Thanks for sharing.

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