Pancake Sugar Cookies

Pancake Sugar Cookies: these are perfect for a Pancake Tuesday celebration, or a Pancakes and Pyjamas party, they look just like real mini pancakes.

These Pancake Sugar Cookies are the perfect way to celebrate Pancake Tuesday!  I’m sharing my Grandma’s sugar cookie recipe, so you can make a batch yourself this weekend.

sugar cookie pancakes

This is a great versatile sugar cookie recipe, the one my Grandmas always used- for every occasion.

Pancake Sugar Cookies for Pancake Tuesday

To make the pancakes cookie base, I cut out simple round circles from the sugar cookie dough.

yellow icing

After the cookies were baked and cooled, it was time to make them really look like pancakes.  I started out with the “butter”.  To make it, I made a mixture of icing sugar and milk and mixed it to a paste consistency.  Then I added in yellow food colouring so it looked a little like butter.

yellow icing for sugar cookies pancakes

To make the pats of butter for the top of the pancake stack, I rolled out the frosting between two pieces of plastic wrap, and then cut it into little squares with a knife.  I set the whole piece in the fridge for a little while to firm up, and went on to the icing that we would use for the syrup.

Pancake Sugar Cookies for Pancake Tuesday

For the syrup frosting, I made a really runny icing, thinned out with milk, and maple syrup. To make it darker I added a few teaspoons of cocoa powder, and a little bit of yellow food colouring.   I wanted it to be runny enough to pour off of a spoon easily.

sugar cookie pancakes

To assemble the pancake sugar cookies, I stacked two cookies together, spooned on some of the syrup icing so that it drizzled off the edge like a real pancake stack, and added a pat of butter to each one.

sugar cookies that look like pancakes

Sugar Cookies

Sugar Cookies
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Additional Time 20 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes


  • 1 cup softened butter
  • 1 cup icing sugar
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 3 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  1. Cream the butter and sugars together in your stand mixer.
  2. Add the eggs, and vanilla and mix until well combined.
  3. In another bowl combine the dry ingredients -the flour, baking powder, and salt and whisk together or sift.
  4. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet and stir until well blended. Be careful not to overwork your dough.
  5. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and let chill slightly in the fridge.
  6. Once chilled, roll out the dough on a floured surface to about 1/4 inch thick and cut into circles.
  7. Bake on a cookie sheet in 350 degree oven for 8 - 10 mins.
  8. Let cool completely before icing.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 182Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 36mgSodium: 177mgCarbohydrates: 25gFiber: 0gSugar: 13gProtein: 2g
sugar cookie pancakes

They turned out really authentic looking, and they were so delicious.  These were the perfect addition to our Pancake Tuesday Party -which you can read all about here.

how to make sugar cookie pancakes

With Pancake Sugar Cookies for Pancake Tuesday, life really is a party!

You might also like our Pancake Tuesday party with free printables here.

Also check out our Jelly Donut Pancake Recipe here.

Also be sure to look at our Pancake Bean Bags.


  1. Hi Lisa, just a very basic list of ingredients for the frosting: icing sugar, a little butter, and some cream or milk, sometimes a splash of vanilla. Sorry I always do it by feel and never work from a recipe when I’m making frosting. Hope this helps, best of luck.

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