Recipe By Almond Breeze
Published Sep 15th
Prep 30m Cook 10m Additional 20m Ready In 1h
Servings 48 cookies Calories 161.4

Tender sugar cookies couldn’t be easier. Just roll into balls and flatten. Customize them for any event by sprinkling with appropriately colored decorator sugar or sprinkles. Or frost and decorate.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter flavored shortening
  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 ¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 3 tablespoons Almond Breeze Original almondmilk, or more as needed, divided
  • Decorator sugar or sprinkles
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • ¾ cup vegetable shortening
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 tablespoons Almond Breeze Vanilla almondmilk, or more as needed
  • Food coloring

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  2. 2 In a large bowl, beat 1 cup shortening, sugar, egg and vanilla with electric mixer on medium speed until creamy, scraping sides of bowl if necessary. Add flour, baking soda, baking powder and cream of tartar. Mix on low speed until well mixed. Add 2 tablespoons of the original almond milk and beat until smooth.
  3. 3 Form into 1 1/4 inch balls, using rounded tablespoonfuls of dough. Place 2 inches apart on cookie sheets. Spray flat bottom of measuring cup or drinking glass with cooking spray; dip in sugar. Press each cookie flat, dipping into sugar every other time.
  4. 4 If desired, lightly brush tops of cookies with remaining almondmilk and sprinkle with colored decorator sugar or sprinkles or leave plain and frost when cooled.
  5. 5 Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until edges start to brown. Cool on cookie sheets 2 minutes. Remove to cooling racks.
  6. 6 In a large bowl, beat powdered sugar, 3/4 cup shortening, vanilla and 3 tablespoons of the vanilla almondmilk with electric mixer on low speed until moistened. Beat on medium-high speed until smooth and creamy, adding almondmilk for desired spreading consistency. Tint as desired with food coloring. Frost and decorate cookies as you like.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 161.4
  • Carbohydrate 22.3 g
  • Cholesterol 3.9 mg
  • Fat 7.9 g
  • Fiber 0.2 g
  • Protein 0.9 g
  • Saturated Fat 2 g
  • Sodium 34.2 mg
  • Sugar 16.5 g
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