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Soft Sugar Cookie Recipe

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This recipe has been in the family for four generations. When I got married, Mom made sure to pass this recipe along. For variation, I sometimes eliminate the raisins and sprinkle the tops with colored sugar or leave them plain and frost when cooled.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES:39 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES: 39 servings

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup shortening
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • Raisins

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 105 calories, 4 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 11 mg cholesterol, 93 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and fluff. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; add to the creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk, beating well after each addition. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours (the dough will be very soft).
  2. Drop by tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto ungreased baking sheets. Place a raisin in the center of each cookie. Bake at 375° for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: about 6-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Soft Sugar Cookies in Best of Country Cookies 1999, p28

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 105 calories, 4 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 11 mg cholesterol, 93 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.

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Reviewed Mar. 22, 2012

I love this soft sugar cookies. They are really soft and tasty, my family liked them a lot.

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Reviewed Feb. 6, 2012

I put frosting on my cookies. The flavor was very good, but mine were a little flat.

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