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No Chill Sugar Cookies With 3 Minute Royal Icing Frosting

No Chill Sugar Cookies with 3 Minute Frosting

Ghost No Chill Sugar Cookies with 3 Minute Frosting. Celebrate Halloween by making shaped cookies with your kids. This recipe is quick to make with no chill time and frosting that whips up in minutes.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword 3 minute frosting, 4 ingredient frosting, cut out sugar cookies, easy frosting, easy royal frosting, easy sugar cookies, no chill cookie recipe, no chill sugar cookie recipe, sugar cookie recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Servings 12


  • 1 cup butter (room temp - not melted)
  • 1 1/2 cup confectioner's sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 T. almond extract
  • 3 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 t. baking powder
  • 1/4 t. salt
  • 1/4 cup flour or powdered sugar (to roll out dough)


  1. Preheat oven to 375-degrees. Line baking sheet with parchment paper

  2. In a mixing bowl, beat butter and sugar until combined.

  3. Add egg and almond extract and beat until combined.

  4. Stir in flour, baking powder and salt. beat until combined.

  5. Sprinkle 1/4 cup of flour or powdered sugar on countertop.

  6. Roll out cookie dough until it is 1/4 inch thick.

  7. Cut out shapes

  8. Put cookies on baking sheet about an inch apart. Bake for 7-8 minutes.

  9. Take out of oven and let cool on baking rack.

  10. Make 3-minute frosting

3-Minute Frosting


  1. 1 cup confectioner's sugar

  2. 3 teaspoons of milk

  3. 2 t. corn syrup

  4. 1/4 t. vanilla extract

  5. food coloring (optional)

3 Minute Frosting Steps

  1. Add confectioner's sugar to mixer bowl. Add milk, corn syrup and vanilla. Whip until smooth.

  2. The frosting should be thick. If it seems runny you can add a little more confectioner's sugar. If it seems too thick you can add more corn syrup but it will thicken as it stands. It's better for it to be too thick than too runny.

  3. Pour food coloring into icing (optional) If using more than one color of food coloring, divide the icing into smaller bowls and add food coloring to each bowl.

  4. NOTE - to help the icing set up faster, put frosted cookies on a baking sheet and pop them into the fridge for 30 minutes. Once the top gets hard you can stack the cookies or wrap them in cellophane to give as gifts. Keep in a air-tight container for 1 week or freeze them.

  5. Ghost eyes = mini chocolate chips. Ghost mouths = frosting with coloring.