The Treats Truck's Sugar Dot Cookies

[Photograph: Jason Florio]

These Sugar Dot Cookies are the perfect blank canvas on which to unleash your inner cookie decorating artist.

Reprinted with permission from The Treats Truck Baking Book by Kim Ima. Copyright © 2011. Published by William Morrow. Available wherever books are sold. All rights reserved.

The Treats Truck's Sugar Dot Cookies

About This Recipe

Yield:1 ½ to 3 dozen cookies, depending on size
This recipe appears in: A Cookie A Day: The Treats Truck's Sugar Dot Cookies


  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg, slightly beaten
  • 3 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 


  1. 1

    In a medium bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, and salt. Mix and set aside.

  2. 2

    Use a mixer to cream the butter and sugar until light and fluffy.

  3. 3

    Add the egg and mix well.

  4. 4

    In a measuring cup, combine the heavy cream and vanilla.

  5. 5

    Mix the flour mixture into the butter-sugar mixture in three parts, alternating with the cream and vanilla mixture, starting and ending with the flour.

  6. 6

    Remove the dough from the bowl, form it into a block, and wrap it in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour and up to overnight.

  7. 7

    Preheat the oven to 350°F.

  8. 8

    With a rolling pin, roll out the dough to ¼ inch thick. Using a cookie cutter cut out the cookies and place them 1 inch apart on a greased or parchment paper–lined baking sheet.

  9. 9

    Bake for 10 to 12 minutes, or until oh-so-lightly golden at the edges.

  10. 10

    Allow the cookies to cool completely. Frost with buttercream frosting and sprinkles or the topping of your choice!

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