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Easter Sugar Cookies

Course Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Easter, Sugar Cookies
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 42 minutes


For The Sugar Cookies

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp lemon extract
  • 3 Tbsp milk
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder

For The Frosting

  • 6 cups powdered sugar, (add more if needed for thickness)
  • 6 Tbsp milk
  • 6 Tbsp light corn syrup
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • Food coloring of your choice


For The Sugar Cookies

  1. Preheat oven to 325°

  2. In a medium bowl, mix together, butter, shortening, sugar and egg. Add vanilla, lemon extract and milk. Mix well until combined. Gradually stir in flour and baking powder scraping down the sides of bowl.

  3. Roll out a small amount of dough on a floured surface to about 1/4″ thick and cut into shapes. Place on cookie sheets and bake until edges just start to brown. Approximately 10-12 minutes. Let sit on cookie sheets for a few minutes then transfer to cooling rack. Repeat until all dough is used.

  4. Here’s a little cookie tip for you…. When rolling out your cookie dough, mix flour and powdered sugar 50/50. Use this mixture and your cookies will taste much better and not leave a flour taste in your mouth.

For The Frosting

  1. In a large mixing bowl, whisk sugar and milk until smooth.

  2. Add corn syrup and vanilla and whisk until well incorporated.

  3. Divide frosting into separate bowls and add desired food coloring. Stir.

  4. Spoon frosting into piping bags and outline each cookie, then fill it in and use a tooth pick to spread the frosting around to cover the area. 

  5. Once frosting hardens, add additional designs with leftover frosting.