Decorated Sugar Cookies

Level: Easy
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 10 min
Cooling Time:
Yields: 12 servings (2 cookies each)


It's easy to make delicious sugar cookies and decorating them is even more fun!


  • 1 pkg. (16.5 oz.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Refrigerated Sugar Cookie Bar Dough, well chilled
  • All-purpose flour
  • Easy Cookie Icing (Recipe Follows)
  • Decorator sprinkles


PREHEAT oven to 325° F.

SPRINKLE flour onto work surface. Roll out dough to 1/4-inch thickness, using additional flour as needed to prevent sticking. Cut into desired shapes with cookie cutters. Transfer cookies to ungreased cookie sheets with spatula.

BAKE for 10 to 14 minutes or until light brown around edges. Smaller cutters and sharp edges tend to produce darker cookies. Cool on baking sheets for 1 minute; remove to wire racks to cool completely. Decorate as desired. Recipe makes 2 dozen cookies.

1 cup sifted powdered sugar, 1 tablespoon milk and 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract in small bowl. Stir in additional milk, a teaspoon at a time, until desired consistency. For colored icing, tint with food coloring.


by J. Jennifer , San Antonio, TX on Nov. 2008

I just bought a whole bunch of cookie cutters to make christmas cookies and this recipe sounds so easy so I'm getting back to my baking self again!


by C. Christina , LIVINGSTON, LA on Apr. 2007

I love this icing recipe! My children are just old enough so that we are starting to bake together. My daughter Chloe just loves to cook, anything, anytime. We always have lots of fun making sugar cookies and decorating them.


by K. Kelly , on Dec. 2005

This was a very fun recipe. I had fun making them with my sister when she came over. The icing for the cookies was the best part. It was the best icing recipe for cookies

Picture Perfect Cookies

by C. Cindy , FERNLEY, NV on Dec. 2005

My 11 year old Granddaughter and I had a great time making cookies with the packaged dough and the recipe for the icing was the best. It was easy, very tasty and made our Christmas tree cookies look great.

Cookie Icing

by R. Rose-Marie , Crockett, TX on Dec. 2005

This is definitely the simplest icing for cookies. I taught my daughter to make it and she loves to decorate the cookies for her school parties.

MOOO all the way home

by I. Ivonne , Northridge, CA on Sep. 2005

This cookies are easy and fun to make. I made them with my 9 year old sister and she had a blast.


by D. DANA , on May. 2005

i made these with my friends for a fundraiser at my school. they were a hit! i will definitely use this recipe again.

Decorated Sugar Cookies

by S. Shirley , ABERDEEN, WA on Mar. 2005

Very easy and quick to make as well as delicious. I made some for the neighborhood kids and now we have a ball when they come over to help me make them.

Great activity for kids

by F. Florence , WINTER PARK, FL on Feb. 2005

My children and myself had a great time making these. They were easy to bake and fun to decorate.

Cute, yet easy

by c. cherri , YOAKUM, TX on Jan. 2005

These cookies are soooo cute. My daugthers and I enjoyed the fun of making (and eating )them!!