Sugar Cookies & Frosting


This past week my kids & I

were cookie-makin machines!

Over 250 cookies were baked

and decorated in our cute,

cozy kitchen.






My friend, Margie, and a  “blog-friend,” Amie,

asked if I would post the recipe to the cookies…

Yes! Yes, I will.

This is from my friend, Cheryl Miller of Fort Wayne, Indiana.

She wrote it out as a TRIPLE RECIPE! I’ve used this recipe

since she was kind enough to share it with me in 2004.

Cheryl’s SUGAR COOKIE – triple batch

2 C  shortening

2 1/4 C sugar

3 tsp.  vanilla

3 eggs

4 T milk

6 C  flour

4 1/2 tsp  baking powder

dash salt

Mix Sugar & shortening. Add wet ingredients.

Add dry ingredients. Mix well.

Put if the frig for at least 1 hour.

Roll out 1/4 of dough at a time. Roll sorta thick.

Bake  350 degrees for approx 8-10  minutes.

Cool before frosting.











(this is my own concoction, but I certainly did NOT invent it)

It’s a runny frosting that you can lay the cookie face-down

into it and then let excess drip off. When it dries it looks so nice

and smooth.


Use a SHALLOW but wide bowl (big enough to lay your cookie

down flat)

Add a cup or so of POWDERED SUGAR

Add a few tiny drops of MILK and a few drops of food coloring.

Stir.  Add more of each until it’s runny but not too thin.

(It takes me few minutes to get it right.)

Lay cookie face-down into frosting, let excess drip off.

Add sprinkles if desired.

Let it dry on wax paper or a flat pan that’s easy to wash.

After it’s dry you may pipe on fancy icing to really look professional,

but I usually don’t.








(NOTE: these cookies pictured above have

a butter cream icing, NOT the frosting listed above)


9 thoughts on “Sugar Cookies & Frosting

  1. OHMYWORD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! these are the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and I’m not just saying that so I can get some next time you make them! (but that’d be awesome!!!)

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