How to Make Sugar Cookies & Frost W/ Professional Results

by Kristen Lee

Never buy frosted cookies again! Make cookies with professional results quicker then you think. The frosting is so easy I demonstrate on video with one hand while filming with my phone. Enjoy!!!


  • ⅔ Cups Shortening
  • 1 Cup Sugar
  • ½ Teaspoons Vanilla
  • 2 Eggs
  • 3 Cups Flour
  • 2 Teaspoons Baking powder
  • ½ Teaspoons Salt
  • ⅓ Cups Milk
  • Frosting
  • 3 ½ Cups Powdered sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons Butter
  • 1 Tablespoon Shortening
  • ½ Teaspoons Vanilla
  • 4 Tablespoons Milk
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine shortening, sugar, vanilla, and eggs

    Step 2

    Mix ingredients

    Step 3

    In separate bowl Combine flour, baking powder and salt.

    Step 4

    Whisk mixture - this allows even distribution of ingredients

    Step 5

    Slowly add flour mixture

    Step 6

    Mix until combined while gradually adding milk

    Step 7

    The cookie dough is done 😃

    Step 8

    Take a section of dough and roll out - make sure to use flour to avoid sticking - don't make it too thin or the cookies will be hard and crunchy

    Step 9

    Select the cookie cutters you want to use - cut out the shapes and carefully lift and transfer to cookie sheet lined with parchment paper

    Step 10

    Make sure the cookies are properly spaced so they do not stick

    Step 11

    Bake at 350 degrees for 11 minutes

    Step 12

    Allow cookies to rest on cookie tray 5-10 minutes

    Step 13

    Combine 1 & a half cups powdered sugar, butter, shortening, vanilla, and 2 tablespoons milk

    Step 14

    Mix gradually adding remaining powdered sugar and 2 tablespoons milk

    Step 15

    Mix till well blended and fluffy

    Step 16

    Choose your frosting colors and divide frosting and mix in colors

    Step 17

    Colors all mixed - I use plastic knives to mix the coloring so they can then be thrown away

    Step 18

    Put each color into frosting bag and use desired tips

    Step 19

    Be creative frosting each cookies

    Step 20

    This is the finished result - amazing looking cookies!