Festive Frosted Sugar Cookies

What is it about Target? I have such a love/hate relationship with this store…or should I be more specific and say that my WALLET has a love/hate relationship with it! I mean you swing in to purchase a bag of kitty litter, only to leave with a cart full of randoms that of course you needed!
Yes, I’ll admit it…I have a problem! Especially with the dollar bin at the front entrance! I mean it’s only a dollar right? And queue these Halloween sprinkle inspired Frosted Sugar Cookies!


After loading my cart with packages of Halloween colored sprinkles from the dollar bin, I decided I must make cookies! And not just any cookies but those big, soft, frosted supermarket cookies that you stuff your face with and then feel really guilty about later! Or is that just me??

The best part about these cookies is that you can customize them for any occasion and they will always be a hit! In fact, after passing a bunch of these out to some hungry football fans, they actually accused me of trying to pass off the store bought versions as my own!




Looks like I’ll have to make another batch for Halloween since these cookies lasted only about 1 day around here…eh hem…Caught you Eric!



3 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup butter room temperature
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/8 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup plain greek yogurt

For the Frosting:

1 stick of butter softened
1 teaspoon vanilla or flavoring of your choice
3 cups powdered sugar
4 tablespoons of heavy cream
food coloring of choice
colored sprinkles

To make the cookies, cream the sugar and butter until fluffy. Add the vanilla, yogurt, egg and mix. Add in the dry ingredients and combine. Your dough will be very soft so it’s best to chill for at least 2 hours to overnight.

Preheat oven to 425* and grease a cookie sheet.

Roll out the chilled dough to about 1/4 inch thickness and using a round cookie cutter, cut out your cookies. Bake for about 7 minutes until very lightly golden. Let cool.

To make the frosting, cream the butter with the powdered sugar. Add favoring and slowly add in cream until the desired consistency. Mix in food coloring until desired coloring. Frost cooled cookies and top with sprinkles! Ta-Da!