Mom's Sugar Cookies

Total Time
30 mins
10 mins

My mom has made these cookies for Christmas every year of my life-- it wouldn't be the holidays without them! Simply the best sugar cookie recipe I've ever tasted. Make sure to roll the cookies nice and thick so that they bake up light and fluffy! A wonderful, classic recipe that will be in our family for generations.

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  1. Cream sugar, shortening and eggs in large mixing bowl. Mix in other ingredients—add flour a little at a time, using wooden spoon if mix gets too thick for electric mixer. Chill dough for 15 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  3. Use plenty of flour to roll out dough about 1/4 in thick; cut with assorted cookie cutters. Bake for 10-12 min or until cookies are just lightly brown on bottom.
  4. Frosting: Melt butter in microwave; add milk and vanilla and stir.
  5. Place powdered sugar in separate containers. Add a little milk mixture and stir until frosting reaches desired consistency. Use food coloring and assorted sprinkles to frost/decorate cookies as desired.