• 24servings
  • 40minutes
  • 180calories

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Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 1/2 cup butter, softened

  2. 1/2 cup sugar

  3. 1/2 cup packed brown sugar

  4. 1 egg

  5. 1/3 cup 2% milk

  6. 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

  7. 3 cups all-purpose flour

  8. 2 teaspoons cream of tartar

  9. 1 teaspoon baking soda

  10. 1/2 teaspoon salt

  11. About 24 Popsicle sticks

  12. 1 cup vanilla frosting

  13. Red, blue and green paste food coloring

  14. Assorted small candies

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Smiling Sugar Cookies Recipe photo by Taste of Home In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg, milk and vanilla. Combine the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Roll dough into 1-1/2-in. balls; insert a Popsicle 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 among three bowls; tint as desired. 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 eyes. Let dry for at least 30 minutes. Yield: about 2 dozen.


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