Sugar Cookies

Soft and sweet, these are the perfect base for colored icings, sugars, and decorations!


Serves 24.  Prep Time 20 minutes. Cook Time 8-10 minutes.


Cookie Dough

Prep Time/Cook Time:

20 minutes / 8-10 minutes

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 tsp Adams Best Vanilla or Adams Pure Vanilla
  • 2/3 cup shortening or butter
  • 3 1/4 cups flour
  • 2 Tbl milk
  • 2 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
Cream the shortening and sugar in a large bowl. Mix in eggs, vanilla and milk. In a separate bowl, whisk together dry ingredients. Add dry ingredients to the large bowl and mix until well combined. Wrap dough in plastic and chill for two to three hours. Roll out dough to 1/8 inch thick on a lightly floured board. Cut into desired shapes with cookie cutters and place on cookie sheets. Bake at 400 degrees for 8-10 minutes.


Prep Time/Cook Time:

10 minutes

Blend powdered sugar and vanilla with a wired whisk until smooth. Add food coloring for desired color.

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