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Tender Sugar Cookies Recipe

Tender Sugar Cookies Recipe

Want to simplify your sugar cookies? Roll this buttery dough from our Test Kitchen into balls and dip them into colored sugar before baking.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch YIELD:66 servings

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup butter-flavored shortening
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk
  • Colored sugar and/or coarse sugar

Directions

  • 1. In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in extracts. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; add to the creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk, beating well after each addition. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  • 2. Roll into 1-in. balls; dip tops in sugar. Place 2 in. apart on parchment paper-lined baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 9-11 minutes or until lightly browned and tops are cracked. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: 5-1/2 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

1 cookie equals 61 calories, 2 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 6 mg cholesterol, 47 mg sodium, 9 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.