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Classic Sugar Cookies

Prep Time:30 min
Cook Time:7 min
Yield:5 dozen cookies


  • 1 cup Crisco® Butter Flavor All-Vegetable Shortening
  • OR 1 stick Crisco® Baking Sticks Butter Flavor All-Vegetable Shortening
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 cups Pillsbury BEST™ All Purpose Flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Colored sugar and decors (optional)
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup Crisco® Butter Flavor All-Vegetable Shortening
  • OR 1/3 stick Crisco® Baking Sticks Butter Flavor All-Vegetable Shortening
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 6 to 7 tablespoons milk


  1. 1.
    COMBINE shortening, granulated sugar and brown sugar in large bowl; beat at medium speed until well blended. Add milk. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Add vanilla.

  2. 2.
    COMBINE flour, baking soda, cream of tartar and salt in separate large bowl. Mix into shortening mixture until well blended. Chill 1 hour.

  3. 3.
    HEAT oven to 350°F.

  4. 4.
    ROLL out 1⁄3 of dough at a time to about 1⁄4-inch thickness on floured surface. Cut out with cookie cutters. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets.

  5. 5.
    BAKE 6 to 8 minutes or until edges of cookies are slightly golden. Remove immediately to cooling rack.


  7. 1.
    COMBINE powdered sugar, shortening and vanilla in bowl of electric mixer; slowly blend in milk to reach desired consistency.

  8. 2.
    BEAT on high speed for 5 minutes or until smooth and creamy. Tint frosting with food coloring, if desired.


Serving Size (1 cookie), Calories 130 (Calories from Fat 40), Total Fat 4.5g (Saturated Fat 1g, Trans Fat 0g), Cholesterol 10mg, Sodium 75mg, Total Carbohydrate 21g (Dietary Fiber 0g, Sugars 15g), Protein 1g; Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 2%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 0%, Iron 2%.

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Classic Sugar Cookies 4.7 5 75 94
A Classic These sugar cookies are so good. They are definitely buttery and delicious. February 18, 2013
cookies go with milk or cofee Most of my family liked these cookies and I like these tasty cookies with cofee! February 17, 2013
best sugar cookie I used this recipe for my Christmas cookies, and it's the only way to go, the cookies come out just right, a little crisp and light, easy to cut, flavor is better than any store bought bakery cookies. Crisco makes the right texture of a good sugar cookie, they go fast! February 9, 2013
Better than store bought Not a big fan of sugar cookies however this was very different. Most definitely has a homemade flavor. February 8, 2013
Excellent! Easy to make since I bake so I have all the ingredients. The taste is excellent! I like mine soft & the icing was really good too! January 16, 2013
New favorite! This recipe is great and versatile! I love to use the fluffy icing on these, and they are great if u add almond extract instead of vanilla. January 16, 2013
Suger Cookie I made these sugar cookies Monday, and they were delicious. I now have my favorite sugar cookie recipe. There are more ingredients than I'm use to, but well worth it. They turned out so pretty. My husband and I ate all of them the day I baked them. I recommend you make these as soon as possible. January 9, 2013
like mom's These tasted just like the ones my mother would make, brought back happy memories January 6, 2013
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