Arny Cookies


Don't know how these cookies got their name, but they stay soft and the frosting does, too! I usually tint the frosting with a little food coloring just to make them more festive.

4 dozen


  • 2 cups shortening

  • 2 cups white sugar

  • 5 eggs

  • 4 ½ cups all-purpose flour

  • 2 teaspoons salt

  • 2 teaspoons baking soda

  • ½ cup butter

  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 1 pound confectioners' sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 350 deg. F (180 deg. C).

  2. Cream together shortening and granulated sugar.

  3. Beat in 4 eggs, then stir in flour, salt and baking soda.

  4. Drop by heaping teaspoonfuls on to ungreased cookie sheets.

  5. Bake at 350 deg. F (180 deg. C) for 10 to 12 minutes.

  6. Prepare frosting by combining melted butter, vanilla, 1 egg, and powdered sugar in a medium bowl. Beat with electric mixer until smooth. Frost cookies when they are cool.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

424 Calories
22g Fat
54g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 424
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 22g 28%
Saturated Fat 7g 36%
Cholesterol 49mg 16%
Sodium 341mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 54g 19%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 35g
Protein 4g
Calcium 11mg 1%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 42mg 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.