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Classic Sugar Cookies

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

INGREDIENTS:

  • 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)
  • BUTTERY CREAM FROSTING
  • 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

PREPARATION DIRECTIONS:

  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.

  6.  
    BUTTERY CREAM FROSTING

  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.

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION PER SERVING:

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.

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