I can't claim this recipe in the slightest. I did halve the recipe because I didn't want to take 60 cookies. My cookie cutters were big so it only made 2 dozen. My frosting was simply powdered sugar, food coloring, and milk. I put about 1/2 cup of powdered sugar in a bowl and added 1 tsp of milk at a time to get the right consistency and added a couple of drops of food coloring. Hint: if you add too much milk the frosting will be runny and then you have to add tons of powdered sugar to get the mixture to a nice consistency again. I know from experience and ended up with a humongous bowl of frosting. (Not this time, but in the past. We learn from our mistakes and I will pass that one on to you).
These were really good, much better than store bought. Were they the best sugar cookies? I don't know. I'm not a huge fan of sugar cookies, but the kids (being my kids, not J.D.'s classmates) liked them and I'm thinking about sticking them in the freezer so they aren't gobbling up 24 not-so-good-for-you cookies.