Frosted Butter Cookies

Frosted Butter Cookies

Tags: Cookies

  • Prep Time: 20 min
  • Cook Time: 9 min
  • Ready Time: 40 min
  • Yield: 3 Dozen

Ingredients

COOKIES

  • Crisco® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray
  • 1/2 stick Crisco® Baking Sticks Butter Flavor All-Vegetable Shortening
  • OR 1/2 cup Crisco® Butter Flavor All-Vegetable Shortening
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups Pillsbury BEST® All Purpose Flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder

FROSTING

  • 1/2 stick Crisco® Baking Sticks Butter Flavor All-Vegetable Shortening
  • OR 1/2 cup Crisco® Butter Flavor All-Vegetable Shortening
  • 1 pound powdered sugar, about 4 cups
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Few drops food coloring (optional), if desired

Preparation Directions

  • HEAT oven to 375°F. Spray baking sheets with no-stick cooking spray.
  • COMBINE 1⁄2 cup shortening, sugar and milk in large bowl; beat at medium speed until well blended. Beat in egg and vanilla extract.
  • COMBINE flour, salt and baking powder in medium bowl. Beat into shortening mixture at low speed until well blended. Drop level measuring tablespoonfuls 2 inches apart onto prepared baking sheets.
  • BAKE 7 to 9 minutes. Cool 2 minutes on baking sheets; transfer to cooling racks to cool completely.

FROSTING

  • COMBINE shortening, powdered sugar, milk and vanilla extract in large bowl; beat at low speed 15 seconds. Scrape bowl.
  • BEAT at high speed 2 minutes, or until smooth and creamy. Tint frosting to desired shade with food coloring if using. Frost cookies.

Nutritional Information Per Serving

Serving Size (1 cookie), Calories 130 (Calories from Fat 50), Total Fat 6g (Saturated Fat 1.5g, Trans Fat 0g), Cholesterol 5mg, Sodium 25mg, Total Carbohydrate 20g (Dietary Fiber 0g, Sugars 17g), Protein 1g; Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 2%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 0%, Iron 2%.

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.