Sugar Cookies & Royal Icing

A simple but perfect sugar cookie recipe, including Royal Icing for decorating. Posh has all your baking needs from Wilton!

Sugar Cookies

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Baking
Servings 24 cookies


Sugar Cookie Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 3 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Royal Icing Ingredients

  • 4 cups sifted confectioners sugar
  • 3 tbsp meringue powder
  • 9 tbsp water up to 12 Tbsp on dry days
  • Wilton Gel Icing Color


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit
  • In mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy
  • Beat in egg and vanilla extract
  • In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt
  • Add to butter mixture, 1 cup at a time, mixing after each addition
  • Divide dough into 2 balls
  • Roll each ball of dough on a floured surface till about 1/8 inch thick.
  • Dip cookie cutter into flour before each use
  • Bake cookies on ungreased sheet for about 8-11 minutes or until lightly browned

Royal Icing

  • Beat all ingredients on low speed for 7-10 minutes (10-12 minutes at high speed if using a portable mixer)
  • Add Wilton Gel Icing Color to mix until you attain desired colour
Keyword Cookies, Easter, Icing

Posh Products

Wilton Gel Icing Colours 28.3g – $4.99