Slice & Bake Sugar Cookies

Bruce has always made these sugar cookies. Undoubtably, it is a favorite of our boys, our friends and our neighbors. Besides being tasty, they just look so dang cute, with the fluffy frosting and sprinkles.

We bake these sugar cookies, and frost them with love. Without a doubt, these bring smiles to all that we gift them to. Above all, be sure to share these with all that you love! And, do your self a favor, and make a DOUBLE BATCH of these.


Christmas Sugar Cookies with red and green sprinkles

Slice & Sugar Cookies

Prep Time: 2 hours
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Course: cookies
Cuisine: American
Keyword: frosted cookies, sprinkles, sugar cookies
Servings: 24 cookies
Calories: 225kcal
Author: Bruce and Dina Miller


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 teaspoon soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

For decorating:

  • 1 16 oz. Pre-made frosting
  • 4 tablespoons sprinkles


Prepare and refrigerate cookie dough:

  • Cream the butter and sugar.  
    1 cup sugar, 1 cup butter
  • Add vanilla and egg, mix.
    1 egg, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Mix in dry ingredients.
    2 cups flour, 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar, 1/2 teaspoon soda, 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Form into 1 large log. Wrap in wax paper, and refrigerate at least 2 hours, or overnight.  Don't worry about the log being perfect, as the cookies spread out a bit when you bake them. If you are wanting to roll out to cut shapes, form 2 balls and wrap in plastic wrap.

Slice  or cut out cookies:

  • Pre-heat oven to 350.
  • If slicing cookies, unwrap dough and slice 1/8 an inch thick slices and place on un-greased cookies sheet.
  • If cutting out shapes, remove one ball of dough at a time, and place dough between 2 pieces of parchment. Roll out to about 1/8 thick. Gently remove top piece of parchment.
  • Using a floured cookie cutter, cut out shapes, and transfer to a cookie sheet, leaving at least 2 inches between shapes, as cookies will spread when they bake.

Bake Cookies:

  • Bake at 350 degrees for 6 minutes, then turn, and bake for another 6 minutes.
  • Ovens vary, watch for light brown. Pull cookies out, and put next pan in. When you turn the 2nd set of cookies, at half way point, remove first set with spatula to cooling rack. Repeat this process with 2nd ball of dough. If cookie dough gets too soft, while cutting out cookies, place in freezer or fridge for a few minutes to help dough stiffen up.
  • Be sure cookies are completely cool before frosting.

Frost cookies:

  • Stir frosting with a slim spatula or a butter knife.
  • Frost cookies, leaving an edge. Using striping motion, make diagonal stripes with the colored sugar. Cover cookies with layers of the sprinkles to create designs.


Frost cookies when cool. Allow to set up for at least 1 hour before putting into storage containers. Use parchment sheets or wax paper between cookies in order to keep them from sticking.


Calories: 225kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 149mg | Potassium: 34mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 246IU | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 1mg
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Dina and Bruce at the Golden Gate Bridge

Hi, we are Bruce and Dina Miller. We love to cook every night. We enjoy making a few healthy dishes, and also comfort food. We love crafting cocktails too! Come take a look, we would love to share our recipes with you.


  1. Marla Dawn Lambert Reply

    Sorry, U forgot to include amount of butter. Thank you.
    Sidebar – Tried your slow cook pot roast w/taco spices…delicious, definitely a keeper.

    • Dina and Bruce at the Golden Gate Bridge

      theperksofbeingus Reply

      Oh, thank you! Let me fix that tonight! So glad you tried the pot roast! We appreciate your comments!!


      Dina and Bruce

      • Dina and Bruce at the Golden Gate Bridge

        theperksofbeingus Reply

        It is updated now!

        Thank you again!

  2. Elaine Reply

    5 stars
    Definitely making a double batch this week, they are adorable!

    • Dina and Bruce at the Golden Gate Bridge

      Bruce and Dina Miller Reply


      You are as sweet as these cookies! Thank you so much! Happy Valentines Week!!

      Dina and Bruce

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