Baseball Sugar Cookies


These baseball sugar cookies are so adorable and so easy to make. Soft, chewy sugar cookies are topped with a simple icing to look like little tasty baseballs.

Closeup shot of homemade baseball sugar cookie leaning against more sugar cookies.

If you're a fan of cookies like my family is, then you're going to love these. Sugar cookies ar a classic, and this recipe delivers the softest, fluffiest version you'll ever make. They're so good and so easy to make that they're perfect for desserts, snacks, birthdays, or any time you get a craving.

These are especially great for baby showers when the parents know they're having a boy or birthday parties for younger ball players of any gender. Everyone loves how delicious they are, and you'll love how easy they are to make.

Why You'll Love This Recipe

  • These cookies are super easy to make and only use a handful of ingredients.
  • They're soft, fluffy, and so delicious.
  • The baseball decoration is easy to do.
  • Everyone loves sugar cookies!
Closeup shot of baseball sugar cookies stacked atop one another.


You'll only need a few simple ingredients to make this recipe. Chances are, you'll have all of them except for the red frosting in your kitchen already. The ingredients are below. You'll find the amounts in the recipe card at the end of the post.

For the Cookies

  • Powdered sugar
  • Butter, softened
  • Flour

For the Icing

  • Powdered sugar
  • Milk
  • Vanilla
  • Red frosting
Overhead shot of baseball sugar cookie ingredients in individual bowls on table


This recipe is incredibly easy to make, and it only takes a few simple steps to do it. The highlights are below, but you'll find the complete instructions in the recipe card at the end of the post.

1: Cream teh butter and powdered sugar together until creamy. Then add the flour and beat until the dough takes shape.

Overehead shot of flour and creamed butter and sugar in mixing bowl

2. Form the dough into balls and place them on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet.

Closeup shot of sugar cookie dough ball

3: Flatten the balls and bake until slightly golden brown.

Closeup shot of unbaked baseball sugar cookies on baking sheet

4: Mix the icing ingredients together in a bowl, then dip the tops of the cooled cookies in the icing.

Closeup shot of hand dipping baked sugar cookie in bowl of icing.

5: Let the icing harden and add "laces" with the red frosting.

Closeup shot of hand holding baseball sugar cookie

Substitutions and Variations

  • Packaged Sugar Cookies - You can make this recipe with pre-made cookie dough.
  • Packaged Icing - You can use pre-made icing for this recipe.

If you love cookies like these, then you'll enjoy these Cookie Monster cookies.


  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Mixing bowls
  • Spoon
  • Whisk
  • Parchment paper
  • Baking sheet


Counter: Store these cookies in an air-tight container at room temperature for up to 5 days.

Refrigerator: Refrigerate in an air-tight container for up to 10 days.

Freezer: Freeze these cookies in an air-tight, freezer-safe container for up to 3 months.

Closeup shot of baseball sugar cookie with more sugar cookes in background

What to Serve with Sugar Cookies

These baseball sugar cookies are perfect with milk for the kiddos. Adults can enjoy them with coffee or even wine. They're also tasty when added to a bowl of ice cream or as part of a dessert board with other sweet treats and savory additions like pretzels.


  • It's important that your butter is fully softened so you get the super creamy texture required for these cookies.
  • Always let your cookies cool completely before dipping the tops in the icing or it won't stick.
  • Let the icing set before adding the red stitches or you'll end up with a smudgy mess.
Closeup shot of baseball sugar cookies stacked atop one another with bite taken out of top cookie


Can I use store-bought cookie dough?

You sure can. It will work just as well.

Can I use store-bought icing?

Again, that's a big yes. You can make these completely from store-bought ingredients if you like.

Why do these cookies only have 3 ingredients?

This dough isn't designed to rise much at all. The shape these cookies are in when they're placed on the baking sheet is the shape they retain. So there's no need for leavening agents and other ingredients.

Closeup shot of decorated baseball sugar cookies

Other Delicious Cookies

Yield: 24 cookies

Homemade Baseball Cookies

Homemade Baseball Cookies

These baseball sugar cookies are so easy to make. They're also delicious and adorable. They're the perfect treat for any fan.

Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 33 minutes


  • Ingredients:
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups flour
  • Icing Ingredients:
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 3-4 tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • Red frosting


  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  2. Prepare a baking sheet by lining it with parchment paper. Set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, cream butter and powdered sugar together for about 2 minutes or untilcreamy.
  4. Add flour and beat again. Dough will be powder-like, however, it will take shape after beating forabout 2-3 minutes.
  5. Form 1-inch balls of dough and place them on your prepared baking sheet.
  6. Using a flat-bottom glass lightly spray with cooking spray, flatten dough balls until they are about1⁄4-inch thick.
  7. Bake cookies for 15-18 minutes or until slightly golden brown.
  8. To prepare frosting, whisk powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla together. (If icing is too thick, add more milk. If icing is too thin, add more powdered sugar.)
  9. Dip cooled cookies into icing.  Allow excess icing to drip off.
  10. Allow icing to harden.
  11. Add laces with red frosting.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 168Total Fat 9gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 21mgSodium 71mgCarbohydrates 22gFiber 0gSugar 14gProtein 1g

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