Copycat Cheryl & Co. Buttery Sugar Cookies

"These tasty little cookies melt in your mouth. They taste just like he Cheryl & Co. sugar cutouts, however these are made with a cookie press (much easier!!). So good!!"
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Ready In:
36 cookies




  • In mixing bowl, cream together butter and sugar. Add egg, vanilla; mix well. Combine flour, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture and mix well.
  • Put dough into cookie press with desired plate; form cookies onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake at 375 degrees for 6-8 minutes or until set, not brown (this part is important! DO NOT OVER COOK!). Cool on wire racks.
  • Beat together butter, vanilla and 2 cups powdered sugar in mixing bowl. Add milk. Continue adding sugar in 1/2 cup increments until desired consistency is reached. Add food coloring to all or a portion of frosting and frost cookies. Enjoy!

Questions & Replies

  1. I do not have a cookie press. Can I still make these?
  2. Hi, Does this frosting dry like Cheryl's? I seal mine in cellophane to send to my mom.
  3. what type of icing is it?


  1. These are very good. Very important to cook them until just set and not browned. That's the difference between it being like a Cheryl's cookie and a regular sugar cookie. The icing is very nice but not exactly like Cheryl's. We found it a bit liquidy and difficult to work with, so maybe reducing the amount of milk? Another reviewer suggested adding powdered milk, I might try that. I Will tweak this in the future. I still rate these five out of five because they are excellent and I am addicted to them the way I am to Cheryl's cookies. Thank you for this recipe
  2. These were easy to make and taste as good as Cheryl's, which we get often.
  3. These do not taste anything like cheryls cookies - you will be disappointed at the waste of food.
  4. Hello! So, I noticed on the back of the package, it said (and it’s what you are missing) there is dehydrated milk. I’m wondering if your frosting is off because the dehydrated milk is used in lieu of all the sugar. After attempting multiple variations for the frosting, this is the one idea I have not yet tried. All the frostings I have made were too sweet, so I considered using flour in place of some sugar. Then I reread the ingredients, and found this discrepancy. I will try it today when I bake my cookies, but I think it could be the issue you are having here! Maybe instead of milk, there is a small amount of water added to the butter, confectioners sugar, and dehydrated milk. ?? I admittedly have an extreme addiction to these cookies, and I will not stop until I have replicated them perfectly.
  5. Perfect! I got a Cheryl's catalog in the mail the other day and while the cookies are amazing, they're simply outta my $$$ range. I'm so glad I found this recipe. The frosting recipe could probably be cut in half. I used a lot of frosting per cookie and still had enough left over to store.


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