Shiela's Sugar Cookies

Shiela's Sugar Cookies

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  • Prep

    30 m
  • Cook

    45 m
  • Ready In

    1 h 15 m

“The best sugar cookie I have ever had. The frosting recipe is included. If you prefer, use vanilla extract in place of the lemon juice. ”

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Adjust Servings

Original recipe yields 4 dozen



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the 1 cup margarine, shortening, white sugar and 1 cup confectioners' sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in 1 teaspoon lemon juice. Combine the flour, baking soda, cream of tartar and salt; gradually stir into the creamed mixture. On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out to 1/4 inch in thickness. Cut into desired shapes with cookie cutters. Place cookies 1 1/2 inches apart onto prepared cookie sheets.
  3. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
  4. To make frosting, combine the 3 cups confectioners' sugar, 1/4 cup margarine and 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice in a medium bowl. Mix until smooth, adding milk 1 tablespoon at a time until frosting has reached its desired consistency.

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very good, even a few days later and I loved the touch of lemon.



This cookie is sooo good, the first time I made this, I made it with 2 other recipes from here and EVERYONE chose this one as the best one. I have been making it ever since and get great reviews from it. It works great in a cookie bouquet, I have even had someone tell me that these were better than the Cookie by design cookies ( I think so too). I haven't tried the frosting recipe though because I already have a special frosting I use but these cookies are to die for. One thing to keep in mind when making these cookies is using the right amount of flour. If you use your flour after you have fluffed it up then it won't be enough, but if you pack it in the cup it will be too much, put just enough into your measuring cup. Thank You so much for these fantastic cookies!!



This recipe is so yummy! All of my friends have asked for it! I love the hint of lemon, and even added a bit more in the icing for extra flavour. These didn't last long in our house!

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Amount Per Serving (48 total)

  • Calories
  • 182 cal
  • 9%
  • Fat
  • 9.3 g
  • 14%
  • Carbs
  • 23.6 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 1.6 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 9 mg
  • 3%
  • Sodium
  • 133 mg
  • 5%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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