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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 Jul. 25, 2014

OH! So good, buttery & sweet.

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Reviewed Jul. 24, 2014

Extremely good and easy! The only thing I changed, was to use almond extract in place of the vanilla extract. Awesome!

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Reviewed Jul. 7, 2014

This recipe was easy and great. My daughter made them over the weekend. They were gobbled right up!

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Reviewed Apr. 18, 2014

These were fantastic. I did not change anything in the recipe. The are soft and have a great taste. I did put them in the fridge for 30 mins then rolled them out and used cookie cutters.. I will be keeping this recipe.

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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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