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Surefire Sugar Cookies

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
    2 dozen


  • 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


  • Slice and bake the sugar cookies according to package directions. Cool on wire racks.
  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
2 each: 300 calories, 17g fat (6g saturated fat), 12mg cholesterol, 182mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (23g sugars, 2g fiber), 3g protein.

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  • NancyS1955
    Nov 10, 2012

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

  • debtrans
    Feb 19, 2012

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

  • cherrylady
    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!