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Sugar Cookies Recipe
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Sugar Cookies Recipe

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This sugar cookie recipe is truly an "oldie," dating back to a Swedish woman born in 1877! Her daughter, Esther Davis, shared the recipe with me and she came up with all the exact measurements, since the original cookies were mixed by "feel" and taste. These are my favorite cookies and I hope they'll become yours as well. —Helen Wallis, Vancouver, Washington
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES:30 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES: 30 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • Additional sugar

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 119 calories, 6 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 15 mg cholesterol, 61 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, cream butter, shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla; mix well. Combine flour, baking powder and baking soda; gradually add to creamed mixture.
  2. Shape into 1-in. balls. Roll in sugar. Place on greased baking sheet; flatten with a glass. Bake 10-12 minutes or until set. Remove to wire racks to cool completely. Yield: 5 dozen.
If Cooking for Two: Freeze baked cookies in airtight containers or freezer bags to enjoy anytime!
Originally published as Sugar Cookies in Reminisce July/August 1992, p37

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (2 each) equals 119 calories, 6 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 15 mg cholesterol, 61 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.

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Reviewed Jul. 3, 2015

"Loved these. Very addicting flavor. However, I only got 24 using my medium P.Chef cookie scoop. I gently used the palm of my hand to press them down slightly. They came out awesome."

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Reviewed Jun. 25, 2015

"This will be my go to sugar cookie. Can't wait to start playing around with it."

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Reviewed Jun. 22, 2015

"too greasy , use 1 cup butter instead and shine shortening"

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Reviewed Jun. 18, 2015

"I love these!!! They remind me of being a kid. however if you're looking for five dozen cookies this recipe only made about thirty"

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Reviewed May. 20, 2015

"I liked this recipe. I made a review on my blog!

https://meilizlewis.wordpress.com/2015/04/09/sugar-cookies-recipe/"

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