Big Pink Frosted Sugar Cookies

I recently brought some pink frosted cookies back from Utah for my brother.  If you are from Utah or spent any time there, you probably know about these big pink cookies…so good!  Granny B’s is a popular one, maybe the original.  My brother found this recipe on the internet and I tried it, wow, great cookie.  I will be totally honest, two of these cookies is what I had for dinner tonight and I am very happy, yes, TWO.

(Note: This is a big batch, you may want to make half the recipe.)

Big Pink Frosted Sugar Cookie

1 cup softened butter
2 cups granulated sugar
2 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla
7 cups flour
4 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1 cup milk

Preheat oven to 400°.  Cream butter and sugar.  Add eggs and vanilla.  Stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add dry ingredients alternately with milk.

Roll out cookie dough, about 1/4″ thick, on lightly floured surface.  Cut into rounds (I use a plastic drinking cup about 4″ in diameter) and place on a lightly non-stick sprayed baking sheet.

Bake for 5-6 minutes, or until very pale (I bake them exactly 5 minutes).  DO NOT OVERBAKE.  They will be nice & soft if you don’t overbake.  Cool completely before frosting.

1 cup butter
1 tsp. vanilla
2 egg whites
3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
pink food coloring

Cream butter and vanilla with electric mixer.   Add powdered sugar alternately with egg whites.  Beat for 5-10 minutes. Frosting should be very light and fluffy.

I make a half batch of the cookies and frosting, it makes about 2 dozen large cookies.  The frosting calls for raw egg whites, if this bothers you, use the following buttercream frosting (this is to be used with 1/2 cookie recipe).

1/2 cup butter, softened
1/3 cup shortening
1 tsp vanilla
2½ cups powdered sugar
milk to make desired consistency

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11 thoughts on “Big Pink Frosted Sugar Cookies”

    1. I think it would work. My favorite recipe for sugar cookies is in the good old Better Homes & Garden red plaid cover cookbook, Rolled Sugar Cookies. 2 c flour, 1 1/2 tsp baking powder, 1/4 tsp salt. 6 Tbl butter, 1/3 c shortening, 3/4 c sugar, 1 egg, 1 Tbl milk, and 1 tsp vanilla. Chill at least 3 hours before rolling. Bake at 375 for 8 min.

    1. Actually the recipe you listed in your comment is different so I am going to give that a try 🙂 Thanks again!

  1. Thank you sooo much for publishing this recipe. I live in the UK now and was suddenly overcome by a craving for a Granny B’s big pink cookie. Takes me back to my college days; sneaking one into the library when I was studying at night

  2. Yummy!
    Utah native here. My wife and I decided to make big pink cookies this afternoon and went searching because we couldn’t locate our old recipe. We both liked this recipe even better than the one we usually go to. Also, really nice site! I think I’ve gained 5 lbs. just by window shopping all the tasty treats you’ve assembled. We’ll be back here for more recipes !

    1. So glad you came to visit, come back soon! There’s nothing quite like a really good sugar cookie, I agree! Cheers

  3. OMG…I used to live in Utah, and been craving these cookies. I had tried a few other recipes before I found this one….and I only made 1/3rd batch…boy, I should have made a full batch. Those things were gone in less than 24 hours. And they taste just like I remembered. Thanks for posting. Much appreciated.

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