Soft Italian Sugar Cookies

Recipe by HokiesMom
READY IN: 50mins
SERVES: 36
YIELD: 3 dozen
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • In a large mixing bowl, cream together shortening and sugar.
  • Beat in eggs and vanilla.
  • Combine flour, baking powder, and salt together (I use a whisk) and gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix well.
  • Shape dough into 1-1/2" balls.
  • Place 1 inch apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  • Bake at 400 degrees for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned.
  • Remove to wire racks to cool after 2 minutes.
  • ****FOR ICING****.
  • In a small bowl, combine the milk, butter, vanilla and confectioners' sugar until smooth.
  • Tint with food coloring (I prefer the gel) if desired.
  • ****DECORATING****.
  • Dip the cooled cookies into the icing.
  • Sprinkle with colored sugars if desired.
  • Place on waxed paper until icing is set.
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