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Sugar Cookies with Maple Frosting

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  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 30 min
  • Servings 18
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Sugar cookies frosted with a simple maple frosting.
by: Girl Who Ate Everything
Updated Dec 29, 2014
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  • 1 roll (16.5 oz) refrigerated Pillsbury™ Sugar Cookie Dough
  • 1/4 all purpose flour


  • 1 1/4 cups powdered sugar
  • 4 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Food coloring if desired


  • 1
    Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • 2
    Sprinkle flour on a dry surface and knead the sugar cookie dough into the flour forming a ball.
  • 3
    Roll out the dough and cut out with leaf cookie cutters or other assorted fall shapes.
  • 4
    Bake cookies for 8-10 minutes. Let cool.
  • 5
    To make the frosting, combine powdered sugar and vanilla in a small bowl. Whisk in the maple syrup, a little at a time, until the mixture reaches a spreadable consistency.
  • 6
    Spread frosting on cookies and add sprinkles if desired. Let cookies set before eating.

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More About This Recipe

  • Get those little fingers limbered up -- they've got a job to do: Making cute cut-out cookies for fall!

    What I’ve learned baking with kids is that you have to keep things super simple and fast to keep their attention and to avoid a huge mess.

    My kids love helping me in the kitchen and I love having their help as long as they have clean hands (germ freak alert!).

    Pillsbury sugar cookie dough is a great way to start your cooking adventure with your kids because all the hard work is done, leaving the fun decorating part for you and your kids to enjoy. All you need are some colorful sprinkles, some fun fall cookie cutters like leaves and pumpkins, and some quick toppings.

    My son helped me roll out the dough with a little flour. We cut out some leaves and pumpkins using some inexpensive cookie cutters I bought at my local craft store.

    Here are some easy toppings that you and your kids can use for your sugar cookies:

    Three Easy Sugar Cookie Toppings

    1) Cinnamon Sugar: Before baking, sprinkle some cinnamon sugar on your sugar cookies for a fall-flavored bite.

    2) Peanut Butter: Spread some of your favorite creamy peanut butter on your baked sugar cookies and sprinkle with some fall colored sprinkles.

    3) Maple Frosting: With some powdered sugar and a couple of drops of maple syrup, you can have a fast and easy maple frosting that adds a fall twist to plain sugar cookies.

    Cooking with your kids is a fun and different way of spending quality time. It doesn’t have to be complicated … just easy and tasty fun!

    More Sweet Fall Fun

    Here are a few more recipes to get the oven fired up:

    Autumn Striped Refrigerator Cookies Recipe
    Thanksgiving Turkey Cookies Recipe
    No-Roll Sugar Cookies Recipe
    Two-Tone Leaf Cookies Recipe
    Sugar and Spice Shortbread Sticks Recipe

    If you're a cookie lover, check out our Cookie Recipes collection, too!

    Christy joined the Tablespoon team to share her recipes and inspire family food fun. Watch her Tablespoon member profile for great new recipes!

    Do you bake fall cookies?
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