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Iced Christmas Sugar Cookies

Sugar Cookie Source: Derik's Grandmother

1 C (1 Stick) Shortening
2 C Sugar
2 Eggs
1/2 t Salt
1 C Buttermilk
1 t Vanilla Extract
5 C Self Rising Flour

Cream together shortening and sugar. Add eggs and salt. Mix well. Add buttermilk and vanilla extract. Mix Well. Add flour and mix well.

Turn dough onto a floured surface and roll out. Cut out with with cookie cutters and place on a cookie sheet that has been lined with foil and sprayed with pan spray.

Bake on top rack of 350F oven for about 8-10 minutes. Do not over cook, the bottom will burn.


1 C Powdered Sugar
1 T Milk
1 T Corn Syrup
1/4 t Vanilla Extract
Food Coloring

Mix together powdered sugar and milk until smooth. Add corn syrup, vanilla extract, and enough drops of food coloring to achieve the color you want. (Usually 5+ drops) Icing should look glossy.

Dunk the cookies into the icing and place on wax paper. Decorate.

As the cookies sit the icing will dry and harden. It took about 3 batches of icing to completely cover the 59 sugar cookies.

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