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Smiling Sugar Cookies Recipe

Smiling Sugar Cookies Recipe

"These cute cookie pops are a big hit at bake sales," writes Brenda Bawdon of Alpena, South Dakota. "I sell them for $1 a piece and they disappear! The bright and cheery faces catch the kids' eyes, making them surefire sellers."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 10 min. + standing YIELD:24 servings


  • 1/2 cup butter (no substitutes), softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • About 24 Popsicle sticks
  • 1 cup vanilla frosting
  • Red, blue and green paste food coloring
  • Assorted small candies


  • 1. In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugars. Beat in the egg, milk and vanilla. Combine the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture. Roll the dough into 1-1/2-in. balls; insert a wooden stick in the center of each.
  • 2. Place 2 in. apart on lightly greased baking sheets; flatten slightly. Bake at 375° for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  • 3. Divide frosting between three bowls; tint one red, one blue and one green. Place each color of frosting in a resealable plastic bag; cut a small hole in a corner of bag. Pipe hair and mouths onto cookies; use a dab of frosting to attach small candies for noses and eyes. Let dry for at least 30 minutes. Yield: about 2 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 180 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 20mg cholesterol, 170mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.

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Reviewed Sep. 8, 2011

"This is auntiechooch again. for some reason I lost the review I was writing. We are suppose to put our baked goods in a zip lock box. But since I only got 9 out of my batch of dough, and ny frosting is not hardening so I think I am going to stand them up in a piece of styrofoam. I know the cookies will be a big hit. Thak you for sharing your recipe and talent. Take Care and May God Bless You,

Fondly, Auntiechooch"

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