Dawn's Sugar Cookies

Dawn's Sugar Cookies
Dawn's Sugar Cookies might be just the dessert you are searching for. This recipe covers 5% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. Watching your figure? This vegetarian recipe has 307 calories, 3g of protein, and 14g of fat per serving. This recipe serves 24. It will be a hit at your Christmas event. A mixture of baking powder, baking soda, flour, and a handful of other ingredients are all it takes to make this recipe so yummy. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes about 1 hour and 15 minutes. If you like this recipe, you might also like recipes such as Dawn's Scampi, Dawn's Salmon, and Amish Sugar Cookies (Crisp Sugar Cookies).

Instructions

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Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
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In a large bowl, cream together the shortening and white sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs one at a time, and stir in vanilla.
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Combine the flour, baking powder, and baking soda; stir into the creamed mixture alternately with the buttermilk until a soft dough forms. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto prepared cookie sheets.
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Bake for 10 minutes in preheated oven, or until light brown. Cool on wire racks.
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In a medium bowl, blend together melted butter and confectioners' sugar until smooth. Gradually stir in milk until frosting reaches the desired consistency.
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Mix in food coloring, if desired.
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Spread onto cooled cookies, and place frosted cookies on waxed paper or cooling racks until frosting is set.
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