Pressed Frosted Sugar Cookies

  • Author: Cookies & Cups
  • Prep Time Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time Total Time: 20 mins
  • Yield Yield: 24 large cookies 1x
  • Category Category: Cookies
  • Method Method: baking
  • Cuisine Cuisine: Dessert


This Pressed Frosted Sugar Cookies recipe is the BEST! Easy cookies with soft centers, lightly crunchy edges, and creamy frosting on top!


  • 1 cup butter., room temperature
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 4½ cups flour


  • 1/2 cup butter, room temperature
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • optional – pink food coloring


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In the bowl of your stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, mix together the butter, oil and both sugars until smooth on medium speed. Beat in the eggs, vanilla, baking soda, cream of tartar and salt and mix for 1 minute, scraping the sides of the bowl as necessary.
  3. Turn the mixer to low and add in flour, mixing until combined.
  4. Using a large cookie scoop (3 tablespoons) dough onto the lined baking sheet. Using the bottom of a cup, press the cookies down until the are flat in the middle. Bake for 10-12 minutes until edges just start to golden.
  5. Allow to cool for 3 minutes on baking sheet and transfer to wire rack to finish cooling.


  1. In the bowl of your stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment mix the butter on medium speed until smooth. Turn the mixer to low and slowly add in the powdered sugar. Once incorporated, add the vanilla, milk, and food coloring (if desired) into the bowl and turn the mixer up to medium. Mix for 2 minutes until fluffy, scraping the sides of the bowl as necessary.
  2. Spread 1 tablespoon(ish) of the frosting on each cookie.


Store airtight for up to 5 days

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