Surefire Sugar Cookies

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. + standing Bake: 10 min. + cooling


2 dozen

Updated: Nov. 30, 2022
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.
Surefire Sugar Cookies Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 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


  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.

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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