Dazzling Sugar Cookies


Dazzling Sugar Cookies

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holiday gift box with decorated cookies inside

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    For a Christmas sugar cookie that's extra tender, try using shortening instead of butter.

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    Servings and Ingredients

    1 c. Hy-Vee shortening
    1 c. Hy-Vee granulated sugar
    2 Hy-Vee large eggs
    ¼ c. Hy-Vee skim milk
    1 tsp. Hy-Vee vanilla extract
    3 ¼ c. Hy-Vee flour
    2 tsp. Hy-Vee baking powder
    1 tsp. Hy-Vee baking soda
    ½ tsp. Hy-Vee salt
    Hy-Vee flour, for rolling cookies
    Sugar Cookie Frosting, optional


    1. In a large mixing bowl beat together shortening and sugar.
    2. Add eggs, milk and vanilla and beat well.
    3. In a separate bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add to shortening mixture and beat until well combined.
    4. Cover and refrigerate 2 hours or overnight.
    5. Divide the dough into quarters. Dust work surface with flour. Roll each quarter 1/8-inch thick, cut with cookie cutters and place on a parchment paper-lined cookie sheet.
    6. Bake in a preheated 350 degrees oven for 9 to 11 minutes.
    7. Remove cookies to wire rack to cool. Frost with Sugar Cookie Frosting, if desired.

    Nutrition facts


    180 Calories per serving

    Amounts Per Serving

    • Total Fat: 8g
    • Cholesterol: 15mg
    • Sodium: 125mg
    • Total Carbohydrates: 23g
    • Protein: 2g

    Daily Values

    Vitamin A 0%
    Vitamin C 0%
    Iron 4%
    Calcium 2%

    Recipe Source:

    Hy-Vee Seasons Holiday 2010.