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Ann Clark's Sugar Cookies

Published: December 16, 2011
This is the sugar-cookie recipe that comes with many of the cute cookie cutters from Ann Clark Ltd., featured in the February 2012 issue of Cabin Life. Click here to read more, and visit to view a bevy of interesting shapes!
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1 cup butter
2/3 cup sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
½ teaspoon salt
2½ cups sifted flour


1. Cream butter and sugar together. Beat in egg. Add remaining ingredients, and mix until well blended. Chill dough 3–4 hours.

2. Preheat oven to 350 F. Roll dough ¼ inch thick, and cut. Bake cutouts on ungreased cookie sheets 8–10 minutes or until barely colored. Remove cookies from cookie sheets and cool on wire racks.


Makes 1/3 cup


¾ cup confectioner’s sugar (sifted)
1 tablespoon butter (melted)
1 tablespoon milk
½ teaspoon vanilla
¼ teaspoon lemon juice


Combine all ingredients and beat until smooth. Add food coloring if desired.

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