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Sugar Cookies Recipe
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Sugar Cookies Recipe

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This 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.
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 Feb. 18, 2015

"they were great!!!! i can not wait until my family can make them again."

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Reviewed Feb. 15, 2015

"These cookies taste great! As a Taste of Home volunteer food editor, I am always trying different versions of classic cookies. Easy to assemble. Our dough was too soft to roll. So simply scooped and gently tossed in colored sprinkles for valentines. Baked perfect!"

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Reviewed Feb. 8, 2015

"If you love sugar cookies, look no further. These are the best! My family loves them."

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Reviewed Jan. 29, 2015

"So good, so easy to make!!!"

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Reviewed Dec. 27, 2014

"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."

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