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An easy rolled sugar cookies with creamy icing to enjoy for any holiday. Make them as shamrocks for March 17, hearts for valentines, pumpkins for Holloween and stars for Christmas.

*This is a recipe from Betty Crocker's Cooky Book, 1971.

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Servings: 30 2 cookies


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  • Cookies:
  • 1 1/2 cups sifted confectioner's sugar
  • 1 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond flavoring
  • 2 1/2 cups Gold Medal Flour
  • 1 teaspoon soda
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • Easy Creamy Icing
  • 1 cup sifted confectioner's sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla or other flavoring
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon cream or 1 tablespoon water
  • tint with food coloring: green for shamrocks


  1. Cookies:
  2. Mix sugar and butter.
  3. Add egg and flavoring.
  4. Mix thoroughly.
  5. Mix flour by dipping method, blend soda and cream of tartar in flour.
  6. Refrigerate 2 to 3 hours.
  7. Preheat over 375 F.
  8. Divide dough in half and roll out 3/16-inch think on lightly floured pastry board.
  9. Cut dough with cooky cutter; sprinkle with sugar.
  10. Place on baking sheet lined with parchment paper or greased pan.
  11. Bake 7 to 8 minutes or until delicately golden.
  12. Icing:
  13. Blend sugar, salt and vanilla.
  14. Add cream to make it spreadable.
  15. Tint icing with a few drops of food coloring.
  16. Spread the icing on cookies with spatula.
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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 29g
Recipe makes 30 servings
Calories 130  
Calories from Fat 57 44%
Total Fat 6.51g 8%
Saturated Fat 4.0g 16%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 23mg 8%
Sodium 67mg 3%
Potassium 33mg 1%
Total Carbs 16.72g 4%
Dietary Fiber 0.3g 1%
Sugars 8.48g 6%
Protein 1.35g 2%



  • Julia Ann Souders
    June 1, 2015
    Glad to hear you like that cookie too, I wish I had found it when my children were little. We get spoiled when we make our own cookies and food from scratch. Enjoy and best to you and children.
    • Valerie
      May 29, 2015
      This is the sugar cookie I make for all my holiday baking My family just loves them Quick story one year at Christmas I was in a lazy mood didn't want to make the cookies from starch So I brought the frozen kind baked them and did everything just like I had made them My children asked who made these cookies they don't taste like the ones you always make ... From that day on I never brought those cookies again I make Mary's Sugar Cookies !!!!!! THEY ARE THE BEST :)

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