Sugar Cookies

Adapted from Pillsbury, The Complete Book of Baking

  • Dough:
  • 1 cup margarine, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3 tbsps fat-free milk
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 whole egg
  • 3 cups unbleached flour
  • 1 1/2 tsps baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • Icing:
  • 16 ozs powdered sugar
  • 3 tbsps meringue powder
  • 6 tsps warm water
Sugar Cookies
To prepare the dough, combine margarine, granulated sugar, milk, vanilla extract, egg, flour, baking powder, and salt in a mixing bowl. Mix well. Cover and refrigerate for one hour, or until easy to handle. Preheat oven to 400. On a lightly, floured surface, roll dough to 1/8" thickness. Using 2 1/2" cutters, cut dough into desired shapes. Place one inch apart onto unprepared baking sheets. Bake for 7 minutes or until lightly browned. To prepare frosting, combine powdered sugar, meringue powder, and water in a mixing bowl. Mix until peaks form, or for ten minutes. For a thinner frosting, add a little water, a drop at a time, until the consistency of honey. Keep frosting covered in the refrigerator for up to a week. Decorate as desired.
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Posted: 8/25/1997
Rated by 10 users (4.90)
WW Points* : 2.37
50 servings
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 50
Amount Per Serving
Calories 106
Calories from Fat 27 (26%)
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 4g 1%
Sodium 64mg 3%
Potassium 1mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 13g
Protein 1g 0%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.