Dawn's Sugar Cookies

Course : Cookies
Serves: 2 dozen
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2 cups white sugar
1 cup shortening
4 large eggs
4 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup butter -- melted
2 cups confectioners sugar
1 cup milk
3 drops food coloring (optional)

Preparation / Directions:

1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C). 2) Combine 2 cups white sugar, shortening, and eggs. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and baking soda. 3) Mix dry ingredients into egg mixture. Stir well. Stir in buttermilk and vanilla. 4) Drop by teaspoon ( I use regular coffeespoon) onto parchment-lined baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes until light brown. 5) To Make Frosting: Melt 1/2 cup butter and combine with 2 cups powdered sugar and add milk until frosting reaches desired consistency. Mix in food coloring (optional). Mix together and spread onto cookies.


Nutritional Information:

4824 Calories (kcal); 322g Total Fat; (60% calories from fat); 83g Protein; 399g Carbohydrate; 1005mg Cholesterol; 3659mg Sodium

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