Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Frosted Sugar Cookies

Frosted Sugar Cookies


2 cups sugar
3/4 cup shortening
3/4 cup butter
4 eggs
2 tsp vanilla
5 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
2 tsp salt

Buttercream Frosting:
1 lb. powdered sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 tsp vanilla extract
3 TB milk
Food coloring (optional)


Mix sugar, shortening/butter, eggs and vanilla until fluffy. Add dry ingredients. Mix well. Chill dough for atleast one hour. Bake at 400 degrees on greased cookie sheet 6-8 min.

In large bowl, beat together sugar, butter, vanilla and milk until smooth. If necessary add more milk until frosting is spreading consistency. If desired, add a few drops of food coloring. Mix everything well.
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