Easy Sugar Cookies

Easy Sugar Cookies Recipe

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Sue Stone


This is my daughter's favorite cookie. The kids in our family have fun helping decorate these cookies. Note: Prep time includes refrigeration time.


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2 Hr
10 Min



  • 1 pkg
    white cake mix
  • 1
  • 1/3 c
    butter flavored crisco shortening
  • 1/3 c
    butter (do not substitute)

  • 1/4 c
    butter flavor crisco shortening
  • 4 c
    powdered sugar
  • 2-3 tsp
  • ·
    milk (use only enough for correct consistency)

How to Make Easy Sugar Cookies


  1. In a large bowl, mix all cookie ingredients together well. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  2. Preheat oven to 350º
  3. Remove dough from refrigerator and form into a ball. Place ball between 2 sheets of plastic wrap and roll out to about 1/4" thick. Cut out cookies using a cookie cutter and place on ungreased cookie sheet (use spatula if dough is too sticky).
  4. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until very lightly browned (they may look undercooked). Let cool on cookie sheet for 2 minutes; remove to a rack and let cool completely. Frost cookies when cool.
    In a bowl, mix shortening, powdered sugar, and vanilla; make sure shortening is thoroughly incorporated. Add milk, a couple of tablespoons at a time, until desired consistency is reached. Can add food coloring if desired.

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About Easy Sugar Cookies

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American
Hashtags: #Christmas, #Cookies

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