These Frozen-inspired sugar cookies are incredibly easy, quick, and fun to make. The dough maintains its shape (no chilling required), making it the ideal recipe for cut-out sugar cookies!
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Easy Frozen-Inspired Sugar Cookies
Disney’s Frozen 2 has been EVERYWHERE! I created these cookies the weekend before the movie came out. I was obviously influenced by the marketing and anticipation.
Fortunately, these Frozen-Inspired Sugar Cookies are great for waaay more than just Frozen parties or Frozen fans. The dough is PERFECT for any type of cut-out sugar cookie. The design works for the WHOLE winter season. Who doesn’t love the look of beautiful snowflakes?!
The Perfect Sugar Cookie
You can read more about how I created the sugar cookie recipe here — The Perfect Christmas Sugar Cookie Recipe (with Icing)
It really is easy, quick, soft, moist, and yummy. The dough retains shape after baking. I repeat…
The dough retains shape after baking!!!
The cookies do not spread, distort, or do any of the other dreaded cut-out possibilities. AND, the batter doesn’t need to be chilled!!! Which obviously cuts down precious prep time… which, we all need during this time of year.
How to Make Frozen-Inspired Sugar Cookies
I used two different snowflake cookie cutters because every snowflake is unique. You can buy a set of different ones HERE. Or you can get a cookie cutter like the one I used above. Mine came in a huge tub of cookie cutters. But, this one looks similar to mine. I personally love the look of this cookie cutter. I may order it right now!
The frosting is incredibly easy. It’s a simple cooking icing recipe, just powdered sugar, milk, and blue food coloring.
After completely mixing the powered sugar and milk (until smooth), drop dots of blue food coloring on the white mixture in different spots. Start with less. I originally did too many dots of food coloring. This made my mix more blue and less swirly than I wanted.
DO NOT STIR THE FOOD COLORING IN!!
Take a toothpick and drag the food coloring around the white icing. Be careful not to mix it. We do not want entirely blue icing. Swirls look great! Aim for a more marbled, swirly appearance, if that makes sense.
When you have the icing design that you want, gently dip the top of the cookie into it. That’s it. Just dip then place it on a sheet of parchment paper and allow it to dry completely.
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Sugar Cookie Ingredients
1 1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 cup butter, softened (not melted)
2 tsp. Vanilla extract
1/2 tsp. Almond extract
2 tsp. Baking powder
3 cups flour
2 cups powdered sugar
2 to 4 tbsp. Milk
Blue Food Coloring
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the softened butter and granulated sugar. Do not melt the butter completely. This changes the dough’s ability to retain shape during baking.
- Add the vanilla extract, almond extract, and egg. Stir!
- Add the baking powder and flour. Mix it well! I usually abandon my spatula and massage the dough by hand.
- On a sheet of parchment paper (I’m currently obsessed with these nonstick baking parchment paper sheets), sprinkle a little flour. Plop the sugar cookie dough on the paper.
- Spread the dough out and roll it to your desired thickness with a rolling pin. (If you have a wooden rolling pin, spread flour on it first! This prevents sticking.)
- Use snowflake cookie cutters to cut out shapes.
- Place the cutouts on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet.
- Bake for 7-9 minutes.
- Let cool completely.
- In a small mixing bowl, combine 2 cups of powdered sugar and 2 tablespoons of milk. Mix it well. If the icing is too dry, add more milk. The icing should look like Elmer’s Glue.
- Add drops of blue food coloring in different places. DO NOT MIX. It is better to do this sparingly at first. You can always add more blue later, if you want.
- Take a toothpick and swirl the food coloring around the white icing for a cool, marble effect.
- Carefully dip a cookie, face down, into the icing.
- Place the dipped cookie on a sheet of parchment paper.
- Allow it to dry completely.
Please let me know what you think about this simple, no-chill, Frozen-Inspired Sugar Cookie Recipe. I’d love to see your cookies!!
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