Italian Sugar Cookies

Italian Sugar Cookies
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
10 min
36 servings
Recipe by: Taste of Home Magazine

Delicious, quick and easy. Sure to make everyone in the family happy!

Make This Recipe


  • 3 Eggland’s Best Eggs (large)
  • 3/4 cup shortening
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt


  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar


Preheat oven to 400°F.

In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy.

Beat in eggs and vanilla.

Combine flour, baking powder and salt and gradually add to creamed mixture. Mix well.

Shape dough into 1-1/2-inch balls and place 1 inch apart on ungreased baking sheets.

Bake 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.


In a small bowl, combine milk, butter, vanilla and confectioners' sugar until smooth.

Dip tops of cookies in icing allowing excess to drip off.

Place on waxed paper and let stand until set.


Remember to always use Eggland’s Best eggs in all of your recipes. Learn why it’s always the healthy choice.

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Information per Serving
Serving Size 1
Calories 137
Fat 5 g
Saturated Fat 2 g
Cholesterol 17 mg
Sodium 61 mg
Carbohydrates 21 g
Dietary Fiber trace
Protein 2 g