Easter Sugar Cookies Recipe


I love holidays, they give me an excuse to make special baked goods. Although I’ve come to realize something, I am no decorator in fact I struggle a lot. I have a vision in my head yet can’t seem to actually create what I envision.

For those who love to bake and decorate their dessert creations, Crisco is launching a new online resource, Cookie Central. All it takes is a few clicks to solve any cookie-related woe.  In my case how to create and spread a frosting. There are great features, such as Cookie of the Day,can sustain a devoted baker year round while novice bakers will quickly feel at ease after watching the sites instructional videos.  The website also provides a simple homemade cookie recipe mix that can be used for more than a dozen different types of cookies.

I’ve always wanted to try my own sugar cookies and while I’ve made a lot of different types I’ve never actually attempted making my own sugar cookies and frosting. Crisco sent us a special cookie baking kit to create these Easter treats and you can try your own too. There are so many delicious cookie recipes!

Crisco Sugar Cookie Recipe:

What You’ll Need:

  • 1 cup Crisco® Butter Shortening
  • OR 1 stick Crisco® Butter Flavor All-Vegetable Shortening Sticks
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 4 cups Pillsbury BEST® All Purpose Flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon salt

How To Do It:

  1. COMBINE shortening, granulated sugar and brown sugar in large bowl; beat at medium speed until well blended. Add milk. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Add vanilla.
  2. COMBINE flour, baking soda, cream of tartar and salt in separate large bowl. Mix into shortening mixture until well blended. Chill 1 hour.
  3. HEAT oven to 350°F.
  4. ROLL out 1⁄3 of dough at a time to about 1⁄4-inch thickness on floured surface. Cut out with cookie cutters. Place 2 inches apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  5. Sprinkle with colored sugars and decors or leave plain and frost when cooled.

According to the Crisco® National Cookie Survey, Half of American adults fessed up to being the first to succumb to their sweet tooth. That is, unless they have children at home, in which case adults are more likely to say their child takes the first bite (40%) rather than themselves (33%) for being the first to reach into the cookie jar. I have to say, I agree!

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  1. Rebecca Graham says

    My husband is the cookie thief. The almond cookie recipe looks like one he would like.

  2. Nicole C. says

    Sadly, I am usually the culprit, and my favorite recipe is the Caramel Pecan Turtle Cookies.

  3. Suzanna60 says

    I admit my hand is in the Cookie Jar first i would like to try the Almond Mocha Cookie Bars

  4. Deborah R says

    Since I know you wouldn’t count my quality control test with being first to reach into the cookie jar, I have to point the finger at my hubby! Yes, it’s him! My favorite cookie recipe at Crisco.com is their Chewy Oatmeal Cookies (without the optional walnuts).

  5. Sharon Harmon says

    I’m the cookie burgler in our family! lol! 😉
    I would love to try the Almond Macaroon Brownies recipe! Mmmm!

  6. Janice Cooper says

    Hubby is the cookie culprit in my family and would love to try the chocolate chip caramel bars. Sound tasty!

  7. deana c says

    My 10 year old is definately the first one in the cookie jar. His favorite recipe would be the Peanut Butter Cookies. calvad at aol dot com

  8. cyndi br says

    I am the one that is the first one in the cookie jar. Favorite would be snickerdoodles

  9. Linda says

    I’m the first to get into the cookie jar at our house and my favorite is the chocolate chip walnut cookies.

  10. Stephanie V. says

    hubby is first in the cookie jar and like Aunt Lois’ Banana Nut Bread
    tvollowitz at aol dot com

  11. Diane R. says

    My grandson would be the first to the cookie jar–well if the cookies made it to the cookie jar. and what would be his top favorite? The chocolate chip walnut cookies.

  12. Michelle Faber says

    I would have to say my hubby is the first to go for the fresh baked cookies in the jar, his favs are coconut macroons— but from crisco he would love the chocolate chip walnut cookies

  13. says

    Who stole the cookies out of the cookie jar? My husband Jim! He is a cookie monster with the chocolate chip cookies w/ pecans. I like the walnuts, he likes the pecans. So no problem because I make both!

  14. Kate says

    My husband and my 3 year old would tie for reaching into the cookie jar – they LOVE chocolate chip cookies

  15. Gayle J says

    I must confess that I would be first! My favorite would be peanut butter cookies.

  16. Mary Beth Elderton says

    My cookie culprit is First Grand-daughter and I can see the Brown Sugar Snickerdoodles being a favorite!

  17. Debbie Welchert says

    Since I’m most likely the cook, I would definitely be the first one in the cookie jar. My favorite cookie recipe is the Cherry Chocolate Chippies.

  18. Kristi C says

    I am the first to reach into the cookie jar. My favorite are the Chunk Full of Chocolate Surprise Cookies.

  19. Lentil says

    My daughter is the first to reach into the cookie jar, if we let her! As for me, the Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Swirl Cookies are a must-have :)

  20. tracy davis says

    I would be the first to go for the fresh baked cookies in the jar, my fave is the chocolate chip walnut cookies

  21. Heather McDonough says

    Our favorite is the Cherry Chocolate Chippies. My son always tries to sneak some cookies.

  22. McKim says

    I’ll admit it….I’m the first one in the cookie jar! The Black Forest Oatmeal Cookies sound delicious.

  23. JoeyfromSC says

    Your cookies look great!! The cookie culprit would be…ME! haha

    Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Nut Cookies from http://www.crisco.com would be my faves! Yum!

    Thank you for the chance to win!!


  24. Carol Bryant says

    My daughter loves cookies. Chocolate chip is the fave. Thanks for the giveaway.

  25. Denise S says

    I’m the first one in the cookie jar and my favorite is the Snickerdoodle recipe.
    lazybones344 at gmail dot com

  26. JoeyfromSC says

    Voted for your family again today!:)

    Joey J. (facebook)


  27. Courtney says

    My son is first to reach in the cookie jar! His fave would be the Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Swirl Cookies. His fave combo!

  28. kolpin says

    my boyfriend is first. the raspberry crisp bars look yummy.
    kolpin4680 at gmail dot com

  29. clynsg says

    Cookie jar?? You mean they sometimes actually make it to a cookie jar? Any of my grandsons would win the title of first to grab–their sister also likes most cookies, but the boys beat her to it. Chocolate chip certainly wins first place.

  30. Amanda says

    I am actually the one in our family with the sweet tooth who makes it to the cookie jar first. I like the looks of the recipe for the chocolate chip peanut butter swirl cookies on teh website. I love peanut butter and chocolate together

  31. katfam says

    I’m probably the biggest cookie lover in my house. The Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Swirl cookies look awesome!

  32. Sue Farrell says

    My husband is the first to reach for a cookie–and he loves the butter toffee chocolate chip cookies.

  33. Maria W says

    I would say my son, but it’s really me and chocolate chip are the best!

  34. Ashley says

    My husband is the cookie fiend, and I think the cherry almond bars sound delicious!

    ashaldridge (at) gmail (dot) com

  35. Hannah says

    I admit that I am usually the first in the cookie jar and I love the apricot angel recipe for cookies!
    hannahgoodneighbour at hotmail dot com

  36. Karen M says

    My husband is the first one to dive into the Cookie Jar. My favorite cookies are Spritz Cookies and there is a great recipe on the Crisco website. Thanks.

  37. monte says

    first family to reach into the cookie jar would be the kids .favorite recipe from Crisco.com would be
    Almond Crisps
    Almond Crisps so yummy

  38. Angela Winesburg says

    My kids are the first to get their hands in the cookie jar. They enjoy the Butterscotch Walnut Cookies, thanks!

  39. Melissa B. says

    I’m the first one in the cookie jar. I love the Chocolate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies.

  40. Jenn S. says

    My husband is usually the first into the cookie jar. The Apricot Angel Cookies sound likea cookie we would all enjoy.

  41. Susan Rolapp says

    My 12-year-old son is a cookie fiend and is always first in line as cookies come out of the oven. Snickerdoodles are at the top of his list and I can’t make them without Crisco! :)

    Jemr2@ aol dot com

  42. Kate Strycker says

    Um, that would be me. Sad to say. I love the sound of the Chocolate Mint Cheesecake Bars!!

  43. Katie says

    My husband doesn’t just reach into the cookie jar, he empties it before anyone else gets a chance! My solution is to make more cookies :)

  44. Jessica says

    I’m a total cookie fiend so I’m usually the one staking out the cookie jar! I’d love to try the apricot angel cookies recipe

  45. Gloria S says

    I’m the first to get into the cookie jar and my favorite Crisco recipe is not for cookies but for “Never Fail Pie Crust”

  46. Rachel S says

    I’m definitely the first to grab a cookie, just to make sure it’s “safe”. I love old school cookies so I would go with the Chocolate Chip Walnut cookies (even though I sub pecans sometimes).

  47. kittycardero says

    My husband is the first to reach for cookies. He likes the Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies.

  48. ashley says

    my teenager for sure! I’m not sure his hand leaves the cookie jar until it’s empty.

  49. Stacy says

    I’m usually the first one into the cookie jar. My favorite recipe is the Chocolate Coconut Bars.

  50. robyn says

    my hubby is always the first – to hear me getting out ingredients, the mixer noise, the baking smell AND being the first to “taste test” my cookies….he really likes peanut butter cookies! or butterscotch cookies, or oatmeal raisin.

  51. Rose-Marie says

    What a wonderful site. I am glad I came across it. I am now a follower and love the idea of the Crisco giveaway. My little guy (age 8) is always the first to sniff out any kind of cookies in the house. His favorite are anything with chocolate in them or anything iced. I love the Easter designs your family did. I hope to do the same with my family if we are blessed to get the giveaway. Thanks for all your hard work blogging.

  52. Rose-Marie says

    Sorry I forgot to let you know I am also a facebook fan. And I wanted to let you know I found a recipe for Jif Peanut Butter and Crisco that our family loves called Buckeye Bars….Awesome…similar to the Buckeyes but in bar form…try it sometime. My email is tavvy2toto@yahoo.com (that is 2 V as in Victor).

  53. Erin E says

    I’m the first one to reach into the cookie jar (especially while pregnant lol). I can’t wait to make the Apple Raisin Cheesecake Bars. Thank you for the lovely giveaway.
    sewmuchstuff at ymail dot com

  54. Erica C. says

    I’m usually the first one into the cookie jar! The Yogurt Marmalade Loaf Cake looks yummy.

  55. Mary Ward says

    That would have to be my husband and for some reason, he only eats half at a time. He’ll break one in half and leave the other half for later. He says the chocolate crinkles look good to him!

  56. Valeen N says

    Sadly, I have to admit that it’s my hand that’s always first in the cookie jar! I would love the Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip cookies! My two favorite things!

  57. Erin Diaz says

    Usually the cookies don’t even make it to the jar before I snag a bite. Gotta make sure they taste good first 😉 And the brown snickerdoodles recipe…YUM.

    erincdiaz [at] hotmail [dot] com

  58. Mel W says

    My husband is the first to reach in the cookie jar! My fave recipe is the Choclate Chip Peanut Butter Cookies

  59. Ellen C. says

    I’m definitely the first to reach into the cookie jar. I’d like to try the chocolate butterscotch cookie recipe. Thanks for the chance.

  60. Nancy Meyer says

    Me! I’m a cookie monster! I want to try the Carrot Oatmeal Cookies!

    nancymeyer1 at gmail dot com

  61. Laura Clark says

    I’m the first one to reach fo the cookie jar and i love Oatmeal cookies. Thanks Cirsco

  62. amie d says

    I am the 1st one with my hand in the cookie jar! I love the Crisco recipe for Brown Sugar Snickerdoodles. Thanks!

  63. says

    It’s just my husband and me, and we’re equally likely to be caught with our hand in the cookie jar. The Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies are our favorites.

  64. Julie Jones says

    My daughter is the first one to reach for a cookie and she like the peanut butter cookies.

  65. says

    My husband is the first, if we want any we have to have them as soon as they come from the oven, once hubs finds them they are GONE. My husbands favorite is Oatmeal Raisins I think he would love The Aloha Oatmeal Cookies from Crisco.com!

  66. Sheryl says

    I would say me. I have (2) cookies every morning for breakfast. I think the Lemon Tea Cookies sound wonderful.

    sflickinger at rocketmail dot com

  67. says

    Dev, the youngest is my culprit- and why one of her nicknames is Cookie. 😉 Chocolate Crackled Cookies or something very similar are her faves.

  68. William Widdoes says

    I have to admit it… I confess!!! I am the FIRST one to put my hand into the cookie jar!

    Being the Chocoholic that I am, (and enjoying a quick convenience) I prefer the
    Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe.


  69. susan smoaks says

    my husband is the first to reach for the cookie jar, we call him the cookie monster. his favorite recipe is the Cowboy Macaroons

  70. Deborah Wellenstein says

    The cookie grabber in our house is my huisband. I will have to make the Chocolate Chip Pecan Squares. They look divine!

    dwellenstein at cox dot net

  71. Jane H says

    My husband is the #1 culprit and oatmeal raisin wouls be his #1 prize. Thanks for the opportunity to win this.

  72. Jennifer J says

    My little girl is the culprit! I think she’d really like the apple raisin cheesecake bars!

  73. Maria says

    Whichever of my 3 kids that come through the door first will be the guilty party. Fixing to try the Lemon Pecan Crisps, so that might be their new favorite.

  74. Rachel Storey says

    I am definately the first to reach into the cookie jar…if the cookies actually MAKE it to the cookie jar!! Chocolate drizzled peanut butter cookies. HEAVEN!

  75. says

    I’m the guilty one! And I love the Brown Sugar Cookies from Crisco’s recipe base – yummy!!!

    elffamilyblog at gmail dot com

  76. Tammy Kennedy says

    cookie grabber would be hubby then son then daughter then me,
    hubby loves sweets he would eat anything that is sweet in fact he would eat sweets and basically nothing else
    He loves macaroons so the Cowboy Macaroons would be first choice


    Thank you so very much for giving me a chance to be a winner
    Thank you for all your time, effort and hard work


  77. toddybug says

    My 89 year old dad is the first one to the cookie jar in our house and he loves the crisco classic sugar cookie receipe I make him all the time.

  78. Shaunda Eppes says

    The first to reach into our cookie jar is my husband, who also happens to be the first person to say we don’t need any more sugary treats.
    Shaunda.Eppes at gmail dot com

  79. Tesa S. says

    I must admit – I’m the first one to grab a cookie. My family loves the classic sugar cookie recipe from Crisco.

  80. patrick m says

    I’m the first into the jar and most times I don’t wait that long. We all love the Aloha Oatmeal Cookies.

  81. Aisling says

    I’m usually first before the cookies ever make it to the cookie jar. (I have to “test” them to be sure they’re good enough for the family, you know.) Everybody in this family loves Snickerdoodles and Chocolate Chip cookies. I spotted a recipe at Crisco.com for Brown Sugar Snickerdoodles that I’m definitely going to try.

  82. Stacey Martin says

    hmmm….I have a 16 year old son who can smell the cookies as soon as he steps one foot off the bus! HE is the first one in the cookie jar!!

  83. Gail W says

    I am probably first to the cookie jar for some yummy Almond Crisps!
    dgtwight at sbcglobal dot net

  84. DanV says

    The first in my family to reach into the cookie jar is me. My favorite is Ribbon Layer Cake.

  85. Beverly M says

    I always have to sample the first cookie after they are made, just to make sure they taste okay. My favorites are the Chewy Oatmeal Raisin Nut cookies. The sugar cookies you made look delicious, too. Thanks for having the contest!

  86. Kathlean Owens says

    My daughter, Annie is ALWAYS the first person in the cookie jar!! We’re lucky if she leaves us any! Our favorite is the Peanut Butter cookies!! Love them! Can’t get enough of them!


  87. says

    It’s a race between my husband and my son!! They knock the girls out of the way if there’s sweets around! They’d want the Black and White Brownies!!


  88. brian e. says

    Thanks for the giveaway…I would have to say that the kids are cookie crazy at our place; our favorite recipe is for “Carrot Oatmeal Cookies”.

    senorpiero [at] yahoo [dot] com

  89. Jennifer R says

    Unfortunately, I am actually the worst at reaching into our cookie jar too often. One of my favorite Crisco recipes is the Snickerdoodle recipe. reejen at comcast dot net

  90. Chris N says

    My husband is (even though he says he doesn’t eat sweets). The Blondie Brownies are something I would definitely try.

    ezmerelda at mail dot com

  91. Veronica Garrett says

    My daughter is the first. Her favorite cookie recipe is Chocolate Malted Cookies.

  92. says

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