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Shiela's Sugar Cookies

Rated as 4.21 out of 5 Stars

"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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Ingredients

1 h 15 m servings 182 cals
Original recipe yields 48 servings (4 dozen)

Directions

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  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; 9.3 g fat; 23.6 g carbohydrates; 1.6 g protein; 8 mg cholesterol; 133 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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This cookie is sooo good, the first time I made this, I made it with 2 other recipes from here and EVERYONE chose this one as the best one. I have been making it ever since and get great reviews...

Most helpful critical review

Too floury, not very lemony.

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This cookie is sooo good, the first time I made this, I made it with 2 other recipes from here and EVERYONE chose this one as the best one. I have been making it ever since and get great reviews...

very good, even a few days later and I loved the touch of lemon.

This is absolutely the best sugar cookie recipe I had ever made! I did make a few changes in the recipe. I used real butter and used 3 sticks and only 1/4 cup of shortening. Over the time I have...

This recipe is so yummy! All of my friends have asked for it! I love the hint of lemon, and even added a bit more in the icing for extra flavour. These didn't last long in our house!

This is the only sugar cookie recipe i use. I decorate to order and these keep my customers coming back for more. Tender cookie that is not too sweet. I add lemon zest for a "fresher" taste.

I chose this recipe for 2 reasons. 1) the use of both shortening and butter along with both white and confectioners sugar was intriguing. 2) the name of the recipe was my name too! I REALLY l...

Too floury, not very lemony.

I would give this recipe like a 4.8 if I could, if only because I was hoping the lemon flavor would be more prevalent. That said, I took these to a family party over the weekend and had multipl...

This recipe is like the one I had many years ago. I use butter instead of margarine. I have also used almond extract for a change of pace. I never or almost never make shaped cookies so the so...