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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 King Arthur Unbleached 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.

Reviews for Sugar Cookies(41)

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Reviewed Feb. 24, 2014

Wonderful ! I did use coconut oil instead of shortening and flavor was great:) , I rolled and cut with cookie cutter and frosted with a light powdered sugar icing!

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Reviewed Feb. 23, 2014

These are so good. To keep shape freeze dough for 30 min then cut into shapes. I also added 1/2 tsp of salt, and 1/4 more cup of sugar, and only 2 cups of flour sifted. I roll them in powdered sugar to not have chalky taste. I I baked at 325 till the bottom is brown not the top so that's about 10- 12 mins. t's a KEEPER!!!

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Reviewed Feb. 5, 2014

Wow! Just the type of cookie recipe I was looking for. Delish! And very easy to make. Wouldn't change a thing. Many thanks for posting!

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Reviewed Jan. 24, 2014

Great basic sugar cookie! I needed some extra brightness in my day, so I rolled them in pink and purple sugar. Even though my husband complained about them being so girly, it didn't stop him from devouring them.

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Reviewed Dec. 26, 2013

The recipe was so easy to make. My kids just loved these cookies. Will make them again soon.

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