Iced Sugar Cookies


Mother’s Day is just around the corner. What better way to tell Mom how you feel than homemade iced sugar cookies? This recipe is the one I used on the Food Network Holiday Baking Championship and let’s just say, they were very, very well received. For Mother’s Day, or any special holiday, simply add some food coloring, themed sprinkles and a special message from your heart.


Sugar Cookie:

  • 2 cups Finlandia Butter, Salted & at Room Temp
  • 2 cups Granulated Sugar
  • 2 Lage Eggs
  • 6 cups All Purpose Flour
  • 2 tsp Baking Powder
  • ½ tsp Kosher Salt
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2 tsp Water


  • 2 tsp Lemon Juice
  • ¼ tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • 4 Egg Whites
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • 6 cups Confectioners Sugar

Now Let’s Get Started:

Preheat oven to 350


Step #1: In mixer cream together butter and sugar
Step #2: Add eggs, one at a time
Step #3: Slowly add flour, baking powder and salt
Step #4: Add vanilla and and water – mix until combined. DO NOT OVER MIX!
Step #5: Refrigerate dough for 30 minutes
Step #6: Roll out dough on lightly floured surface, ¼” thick
Step #7: Cut in to shapes with cookie cutters
Step #8: Bake at 350o for 7 to 9 minutes (cookies should be slightly golden on edges)
Step #9: Let cookies cool completely before decorating


Step #1: In mixing bowl, whisk together lemon juice, cinnamon, egg whites and orange zest
Step #2: Change mixer to paddle attachment and gradually add confectioners sugar
Step #3: Beat until icing is desired stiffness
Step #4: Decorate cooled cookies using piping bag

Be Sweet. Be Tempted. ~Chef Maeve