Strawberry Buttercream Sugar Cookies

This weekend it was cold and snowy.  The kind of weekend you want to curl up and watch movies under a big fluffy blanket.  But, with twin preschoolers that is never going to happen!  Instead, I decided to make our favourite sugar cookie recipe again and top the cookies with a delicious icing.  I have been using lots of frozen fruit lately to get the sweet freshness that I miss in the Winter months.  The bag of frozen strawberries was calling my name so I decided to make a strawberry buttercream icing with them.  The combination was truly divine – soft and crispy sugar cookies topped with decadent strawberry buttercream = a cookie made in heaven!

strawberry buttercream sugar cookies

4.8 from 4 reviews
Strawberry Buttercream
A delicious buttercream icing made with real strawberries
  • 1.5 cups unsalted butter
  • 4.5 cups icing sugar (confectioners sugar)
  • ½ cup fresh or thawed frozen strawberries
  • 1.5 tsp vanilla
  • ½ tsp lemon juice
  1. Blend strawberries in a food processor or blender. Set aside.
  2. Add butter to stand mixer with paddle attachment and cream on medium speed.
  3. Add icing sugar 1 cup at a time beating until fully blended.
  4. Add blended strawberries, vanilla and lemon juice beating the buttercream until light and fluffy.
  5. Use piping bag to decorate cupcakes, cookies etc.

The buttercream icing would be delicious on any baked good.  The icing is buttery and sweet but has the soft flavour of strawberries.  Plus, with chunks of strawberries in the icing it has a real, natural appearance.  Keep in mind that with an icing with strawberry chunks it will not spread smoothly like a traditional buttercream. I found that piping the icing was the best way to give a semi-polished look.

strawberry buttercream

Whichever way you use this icing, you will receive rave reviews.  I cannot wait to use it on my next batch of cupcakes!

strawberry buttercream topped cookies

For the cookies, I made our favourite sugar cookies using the Gay Lea Butter Sugar Cookie Recipe.


  1. sarah sar says:

    omg this looks tooooooooo gooooooood! there goes my diet!

  2. The strawberry buttercream looks delicious. The twins must have enjoyed this special treat, a great way to brighten up these cold days we’ve been having to endure!

  3. ohh, I love how these look
    I love buttercream icing, now this plus strawberry- YUM
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  4. These look so yummy, maybe make these for hubby!

  5. Christine Topley says:

    Thank you for the recipe! I HAVE to try these…mmmmmmm.

  6. THose look so good! Will be trying these.

  7. mmm… those cookies look amazing.. recipe seems easy enough!

  8. ah yes – happiness is some yummy-looking cookies…. :D
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  9. You’ve got a decorative hand there with that icing. I love it! You also take such good food pictures!!
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  10. These cookies look amazing! I love the presentation of them as well! The pink pastel frosting is so cute!
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  11. Those are so cute! I haven’t baked in a while (you have me itching to do it now). Those look perfect for Valentine’s Day or a coffee/tea get together with friends.
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  12. Chasity Boatman says:

    This looks so good! My husband would love this!

  13. Holy. Yum. These say Valentine’s Day all over them. You know what they say about the way to a man’s heart and all…

  14. These look absolutely divine!
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  15. I am drooling! These look so good, wish I could have these on my diet!
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  16. Oooh! These all looks yummy and i can’t wait to have it. Yum yum!

  17. These look absolutely amazing! I will definitely be making them!
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  18. They look adorable and very appropriate for Valentine’s Day. I’ll give them a try for V day, hope my daughter will enjoy them.

  19. my husband would love these! I might have to surprise him with a treat on valentines day!
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  20. DARLENE W says:

    What a cute cookie to hand out for Valentine’s Day

  21. Rachel Meyer says:

    I want to make these next month. About how many cookies does this recipe frost? 4.5 cups of sugar seems like it would make a lot.

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