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sugar cookies with sprinkles
Holiday Sugar Cookies
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
6 mins
Total Time
21 mins
Perfect, soft, flakey, and chewy sugar cookies. This recipe always comes out perfect whether your cookies are thick or thin.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: holiday cookies, sugar cookies
Servings: 24 cookies
Calories: 298 kcal
Author: Desarae
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/4 cup Butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 2/3 cups flour + more for surface
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 cup room temperature butter
  • 4+ cups powdered sugar*
  • 3 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp almond extract
  • **3-4 TBS of Evaporated Milk can use milk
  1. Mix shortening and butter, sugar, egg and vanilla thoroughly.
  2. Blend in remaining ingredients. Divide dough, cover, and chill for a two hours up to overnight.
  3. FOR "SWIG COOKIES" roll into 1 inch balls. With a glass cup spray with cooking spray dip in granulated sugar and gently press while slowly twisting. Lift slow.

    FOR CUTOUTS: Roll out on floured surface, about 1/4-1/2 inch thick. It takes some more kneading and rolling to get the dough to a stiff but pliable state.

  4. Cut into desired shapes and place on ungreased baking sheet. Bake in pre-heated oven at 350º F for 6-8 minutes for cut outs. 10-12 for swig style cookies

  1. Beat butter on medium speed for and slow add in sugar, vanilla. Turn mixer back to medium speed and add milk one tablespoon at a time until you reach your desired consistency.

  2. If frosting is too thin, add powdered sugar to stiffen back up. Add more milk to thin.
  3. Add food coloring if desired.
Recipe Notes

May be dropped by spoonfuls on cookie sheet and flattened with a glass which has been dipped in sugar. Bake 10-12 minutes for this method.

Nutrition Facts
Holiday Sugar Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 298 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 35mg12%
Sodium 132mg6%
Potassium 47mg1%
Carbohydrates 39g13%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 28g31%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 335IU7%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 20mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.