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Arny Cookies Recipe

Arny Cookies

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"Don't know how these cookies got their name, but they stay soft and the frosting does, too! I usually tint the frosting with a little food coloring just to make them more festive."

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Original recipe makes 4 dozen Change Servings


  1. Preheat oven to 350 deg. F (180 deg. C).
  2. Cream together shortening and granulated sugar.
  3. Beat in 4 eggs, then stir in flour, salt and baking soda.
  4. Drop by heaping teaspoonfuls on to ungreased cookie sheets.
  5. Bake at 350 deg. F (180 deg. C) for 10 to 12 minutes.
  6. Prepare frosting by combining melted butter, vanilla, 1 egg, and powdered sugar in a medium bowl. Beat with electric mixer until smooth. Frost cookies when they are cool.
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Mar 31, 2009

Best sugar cookies ever! I found this recipe years ago on this website. I use it a lot. I recently moved and needed to make these cookies, but couldn't find the recipes because they were still packed away. I remembered the name of them so I looked it up again online and was astonished to find that there were only 5 reviews. This recipe is awesome. My family and friends can never stop eating these cookies. I always make them for holiday gatherings. A single batch makes a lot, but I usually double it up and make larger cookies. If you are looking for something comparable to store bought sugar cookies, this is it. I forgot to add that I omit the salt. I don't like salt in any cookies that I make...

Sep 27, 2010

These were very good sugar cookies. I used 1/2 cup butter and 1 1/2 cups shortening. I didn't have enough shortening on hand and they spread out a bit, but were fine like that too. They were pretty quick to make also. I decreased the salt to 1 tsp.


24 Ratings

Aug 29, 2002

This is a great recipe and the cookies turned out great! For the next time, I would _not_ include salt in the recipe.

Oct 21, 2010

This said 24 servings so I thought that meant 24 cookies. HA! It made like 60. Now I see where it says 4 dozen. These cookies are awesome! The frosting wasn't enough to cover all the cookies, but I was kind of glad because I got sick of frosting them all! :)

Aug 29, 2002

Me and my best friend made them for Valentines Day and loved them. I used unsalted butter and added the normal amount of salt and they tasted great for those who don't like much salt. Highly recommended.

Dec 23, 2010

these are very yummy cookies!!! and very easy to make the frosting is fantastic!!! definitely try them!!!

Aug 29, 2002

These are better than any sugar cookie I've ever tasted. I've thrown out my old recipe and replaced it with this one. I baked a batch of these for our kids church and they ate them up quickly.

Jan 28, 2011



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  • Calories
  • 424 kcal
  • 21%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 53.5 g
  • 17%
  • Cholesterol
  • 49 mg
  • 16%
  • Fat
  • 22.2 g
  • 34%
  • Fiber
  • 0.6 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 3.8 g
  • 8%
  • Sodium
  • 341 mg
  • 14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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