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The best sugar cookies with an easy brushstroke design
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Brushstroke Sugar Cookies

These beautiful, iced sugar cookies are perfect for Valentine's day and so easy to make! They make such a charming gift!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time32 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 24 Servings
Calories: 198kcal
Author: Eden


  • 1 cup cold unsalted butter cubed
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 Large eggs
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup cornstarch
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees, and line baking sheets with parchment.
  • Cream the butter and sugar, just until smooth and combined.
  • Mix in the eggs until incorporated one at a time.
  • Add the flour, cornstarch, and salt, and mix on medium-low speed, until the dough gathers itself into a ball and pulls away cleanly from the sides of the bowl.
  • Stir in the vanilla.
  • Divide dough into three parts.
  • Roll each section of the dough ¼ inch thick between two sheets of parchment paper.
  • Refrigerate while you do the next section of dough.
  • When all three parts are finished, take one part of the dough out of the fridge, remove top sheet of parchment and cut out shapes.
  • Roll the second section, cut out and combine remaining dough from the first section, roll back out between parchment, refrigerate and continue on with 3rd section.
  • Bake for 9 to 12 minutes.
  • Cool completely, then roll and cut out fondant hearts.
  • Spread a small layer of buttercream frosting on each cookie and place the fondant on top.
  • For the Brushstroke
  • Mix pink and white gel paste together to form the desired color you like
  • Use cake decorating brushes to make brush strokes onto the white fondant.
  • Mix and match colors and use gold dust for another charming touch!


Calories: 198kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 38mg | Sodium: 81mg | Potassium: 31mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 262IU | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1mg