Sugar Cookies Recipe
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
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"I was looking for a good sugar cookie recipe, and I've found it! I thought it was great and so did my family! I did only get 3 dozen using a cookie scoop."
"My 7 year old daughter and I are making Christmas cookies today and chose these to make, rolling them in colored sprinkles. They turned out wonderful! We followed the recipe exactly (until we used the sprinkles, that is), but must have made them larger as we only came up with 3 dozen cookies. They are not really large cookies, so to come out with 5 dozen, they would have to be really small. The cook time was still fine for our larger cookies, and they will definitely be enjoyed!"
"It's a keeper! The perfect amount of sweet and nice texture. My kids love them."
"I have made a lot of Sugar cookies over the years and have to say this is the best ever! If you make 1" balls as stated you will get 5 dozen 2" cookies...perfect size to add to gift baskets. Also if you have problems with the cookie spreading too much, don't push down much on the glass...just enough to take away the ball look but leave it thicker....bakes up very nice."
"Very nice dough and easy to roll into balls because it isn't sticky. I dropped red food coloring and mixed it in the sugar and also a section of green amd let them mix a little. It made it very festive and not just plain white. All of them looked a little different. It creates a lovely light crisp on the edges and chewy center when they are not. Now I just have to try them after they've cooled. This might be that go to cookie I've been looking for."