Mom's Sugar Cookies

Prep Time
Cook Time
1h 8m
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"One of my happiest memories is making Christmas cookies with family over the years. We must have made a thousand of these for different holidays. We always decorated them with butter cream frosting and colored sprinkles and such. But we never made blue frosting, Mom always said food shouldn't be blue. I never thought to mention blueberries. Recipe can be halved, quantity depends on the size of your cookie cutters. If you have leftover frosting, make graham cracker sandwiches with it."

Original recipe yields 48-60 servings
  • Garnish


  • Serving Size: 1 (44 g)
  • Calories 182.1
  • Total Fat - 6.4 g
  • Saturated Fat - 1.8 g
  • Cholesterol - 20.7 mg
  • Sodium - 72.7 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 29.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 0.3 g
  • Sugars - 20.9 g
  • Protein - 1.8 g
  • Calcium - 33.2 mg
  • Iron - 0.3 mg
  • Vitamin C - 0 mg
  • Thiamin - 0 mg

Step 1

Preheat oven to 375 degrees and grease a baking sheet.

Step 2

In mixer, cream shortening and sugar, add eggs and vanilla.

Step 3

In separate bowl, whisk together dry ingredients, then add them and milk to mixer. Do not overmix.

Step 4

Gently roll out dough on floured surface to 1/2" thick or so, if less then reduce cooking time. Cut with cookie cutters and transfer to baking sheet, being careful not to crowd them.

Step 5

Bake for 8-9 minutes, maybe less in your oven. Let cookies sit for 5 minutes or so on pan before removing to cooling racks.

Step 6

Once cookies have cooled completely, frost with butter cream frosting.

Step 7

Frosting: In mixer combine butter, sugar and vanilla at lowest setting. You may want to put a dish towel over mixer to eliminate a powdered sugar cloud. Once incorporated, increase speed and beat til smooth. Split frosting among smaller bowls and stir in different colors of food coloring.

Tips & Variations

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