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Dawn's Sugar Cookies

Rated as 3.58 out of 5 Stars

"I received this buttermilk-sugar cookie recipe from a friend in Shipshewana, IN which has a large Amish community. A beautiful place to visit!!!"
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Ingredients

1 h 15 m servings 306 cals
Original recipe yields 24 servings (2 dozen)

Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the shortening and white sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs one at a time, and stir in vanilla. 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.
  3. Bake for 10 minutes in preheated oven, or until light brown. Cool on wire racks.
  4. In a medium bowl, blend together melted butter and confectioners' sugar until smooth. Gradually stir in milk until frosting reaches the desired consistency. Mix in food coloring, if desired. Spread onto cooled cookies, and place frosted cookies on waxed paper or cooling racks until frosting is set.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 306 calories; 13.6 g fat; 43.3 g carbohydrates; 3.6 g protein; 42 mg cholesterol; 144 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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This sugar cookie recipe was very good. I used one cup of butter instead of the shortening and I didn't have any buttermilk so I used 3 tablespoons lemon juice and put it in a one cup measuring...

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I was very excited to make these cookies. Everyone said they were "cake like", just what I was looking for. I guess I should have paid more attention to the reviewers comments on the "bland flav...

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This sugar cookie recipe was very good. I used one cup of butter instead of the shortening and I didn't have any buttermilk so I used 3 tablespoons lemon juice and put it in a one cup measuring...

I was very excited to make these cookies. Everyone said they were "cake like", just what I was looking for. I guess I should have paid more attention to the reviewers comments on the "bland flav...

This is a very specific kind of cookie - for most people's taste, it MUST be frosted. It is dense and cake like - without frosting, it is decidedly bland. With the addition of the sweet frost...

These were more like little cakes than cookies. A bit bland as well. I added melted chocolate to part of the batter to flavor it up!

This is my favorite sugar cookie recipe. It is excellent, and I have used it countless times. It is a soft cookie and excellent frosted. It can be decorated for the different seasons of the y...

This recipe creates very cake-like "cookies;" they're really more like little sponge-cakes. The cookies are also really bland, so frosting is the only thing that adds flavor to them. This is the...

Sorry, but these cookies were so bland. I can't believe they got such high ratings.

My kids loved making these cookies!! We love soft cookies and these were perfect. The prep time for us only took about 15 minutes...we used a measuring spoon to scoop the dough...it worked like ...

The BEST sugar cookie I've ever had! I'll never use another sugar cookie recipe!