Surefire Sugar Cookies Recipe
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Surefire Sugar Cookies Recipe

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You can invite kids to help make these easy treats. Sometimes I melt white coating instead of chocolate chips because it can be tinted to match the season. —Victoria Zmarzley-Hahn, Northhampton, Pennsylvania.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + standing Bake: 10 min. + cooling
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + standing Bake: 10 min. + cooling
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 1 tube (18 ounces) refrigerated sugar cookie dough
  • 1-1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons shortening
  • Colored sprinkles, chopped nuts or sweetened shredded coconut

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 300 calories, 17g fat (6g saturated fat), 12mg cholesterol, 182mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (23g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein.


  1. Slice and bake the sugar cookies according to package directions. Cool on wire racks.
  2. In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the chocolate chips and shortening. Microwave on high for 1-2 minutes or until melted; stir until smooth. Dip each cookie halfway in melted chocolate. Place on waxed paper; immediately sprinkle with colored sprinkles, nuts or coconut. Let stand until chocolate is completely set. Yield: 2 dozen.
Originally published as Surefire Sugar Cookies in Quick Cooking November/December 2002, p22

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NancyS1955 User ID: 3437169 54007
Reviewed Nov. 10, 2012

"Also made some with crushed peppermints, chocolate sprinkles, nuts, etc. on white bark."

debtrans User ID: 3691911 65523
Reviewed Feb. 19, 2012

"These are a great quick recipe to make and so good too."

cherrylady User ID: 1073547 117647
Reviewed Feb. 11, 2011

"I'm sitting at home in a blizzard. There's something about snow falling that makes me want to bake:) I was so disappointed to find that this recipe called for a tube of refrigerated cookie dough! Who looks for a recipe for sugar cookies when they have a tube of refrigerated cookie dough? I'll keep looking and find a REAL recipe. I wish 'cop outs' like this weren't included when I'm looking for a recipe. It's a waste of baking time!"

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