Shiela's Sugar Cookies

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The best sugar cookie I have ever had. The frosting recipe is included. If you prefer, use vanilla extract in place of the lemon juice.

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Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
45 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
Servings:
48
Yield:
4 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 cup margarine

  • 1 cup shortening

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice

  • 4 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 3 cups confectioners' sugar

  • ¼ cup margarine, softened

  • 1 ½ teaspoons lemon juice

  • 3 tablespoons milk

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.

  2. In a large bowl, cream together the 1 cup margarine, shortening, white sugar and 1 cup confectioners' sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in 1 teaspoon lemon juice. Combine the flour, baking soda, cream of tartar and salt; gradually stir into the creamed mixture. On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out to 1/4 inch in thickness. Cut into desired shapes with cookie cutters. Place cookies 1 1/2 inches apart onto prepared cookie sheets.

  3. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

  4. To make frosting, combine the 3 cups confectioners' sugar, 1/4 cup margarine and 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice in a medium bowl. Mix until smooth, adding milk 1 tablespoon at a time until frosting has reached its desired consistency.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

182 Calories
9g Fat
24g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 48
Calories 182
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 8mg 3%
Sodium 133mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 24g 9%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 14g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 6mg 0%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 30mg 1%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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