Sugar Cookies With Icing

READY IN: 1hr 54mins
Recipe by MelinOhio

These are so yummy, I use different cookie cutters for each season, (Valentines day hearts are my favorite) they are beautiful, and are never around long enough to see how they age.

Top Review by MsBindy

These are great cookies. I'm not very talented at rolled cookies, but I was able to make some very nice cookies with this recipe. I had some left-over frosting in the fridge, so I used that rather than the icing in the recipe, so I can't provide any feedback on the icing, but we all liked the cookies very much.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream shortening; gradually add sugar, beating until fluffy.
  2. Add eggs and vanilla; mix well.
  3. Combine dry ingredients; add to creamed mixture, mixing well.
  4. Divide dough in half; wrap in wax paper, chill at least one hour.
  5. Roll half of dough to 1/4 inch thick on a lightly floured surface; keep remaining dough chilled. Cut dough with a cookie cutter.
  6. Place on lightly greased cookie sheet; bake at 350 for 12 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.
  7. Cool on wire rack.
  8. Cream butter; graduallly add sugar, beating until blended. Add milk and vanilla, mixing until smooth, Stir in food coloring, if desired.
  9. Spread on cookies.

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