Sugar Cookies Recipe

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Sugar Cookies Recipe
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Sugar Cookies Recipe

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This sugar cookie dates 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. —Helen Wallis, Vancouver, Washington
MAKES:
60 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 30 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
MAKES:
60 servings
TOTAL TIME:
Prep: 30 min. Bake: 10 min./batch

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • Additional sugar

Directions

Preheat oven to 350°. Cream butter, shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. In another bowl, whisk flour, baking powder and baking soda; gradually beat into creamed mixture.
Shape into 1-in. balls. Roll in additional sugar. Place on greased baking sheets; flatten with a glass. Bake until set, 10-12 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool. 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

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  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • Additional sugar
  1. Preheat oven to 350°. Cream butter, shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. In another bowl, whisk flour, baking powder and baking soda; gradually beat into creamed mixture.
  2. Shape into 1-in. balls. Roll in additional sugar. Place on greased baking sheets; flatten with a glass. Bake until set, 10-12 minutes. Remove to wire racks to cool. 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

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Shawna User ID: 9118356 289235
Reviewed May. 26, 2018

"I'm not usually a big fan of sugar cookies, but this recipe tastes great! Another big plus was how easy they were to make. This is my new go to for fast and delicious cookies!"

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Louisa User ID: 7849753 288191
Reviewed May. 25, 2018

"In my opinion this is the BEST sugar cookie recipe I have come across. I have tried other recipes, and as easy as it is to make sugar cookies, for some reason other recipes have never worked for me. I highly recommend this recipe. I have downloaded and have several copies of this recipe for keep sake. LOVE THIS RECIPE !!!!! Thanks so much for posting this recipe"

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Karma User ID: 9457591 287365
Reviewed May. 1, 2018

"I rate these a 5 because these are the best homemade sugar cookie recipes I have try that actually test like sugar cookies. I use a cup of butter (kerrygold) instead of shorting."

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LeslieH User ID: 191346 286660
Reviewed Apr. 14, 2018

"Tasty wee bites. easy to make for any baker. Wonder what they would taste like with different extracts like lemon or maple."

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Gini User ID: 9447099 286215
Reviewed Apr. 6, 2018

"This is the perfect sugar cookie recipe! Thank you for sharing!

This is my second time in a short period of time making these. This time I doubled the recipe for the weekend! The family blew through the first batch!
Thanking you again!"

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2124arizona User ID: 845443 282635
Reviewed Jan. 25, 2018

"This is one of the best sugar cookie recipes I have had!! Yum"

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Kathy User ID: 9412683 282474
Reviewed Jan. 22, 2018

"I bake quite often and have a couple favorite cookie recipes. I wanted to make simple sugar cookies and found this recipe. I used salted butter and butter flavored Crisco, because thats what I had on hand. These cookies are GREAT!!! No greasy feeling in my mouth. I greased my cookie sheet, just like the instructions said, so they came right off the sheet. I scooped the dough out in heaping tablespoons, so I made 32 cookies. I’m keeping this recipe. It’s now my 5-Star Simple Sugar cookie recipe. Thank you!!"

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misscoffeepot User ID: 7519492 281817
Reviewed Jan. 9, 2018

"the dough is so easy to work with- crisp, light, tasty. I used sprinkles to dip them in and pressed down with 3 fingers. I think you could add various flavor extract well also, maybe lemon, or cream cheese- will be a keeper."

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dozer77 User ID: 5241414 276250
Reviewed Oct. 14, 2017

"Delicious mouth watering sugar cookies.So easy to make..Very light tasting.My new go to recipe for a quick delicious cookie.Did I say Delicious???"

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R. S. User ID: 9230933 270340
Reviewed Aug. 4, 2017

"1) be sure to add 1/2 teaspoon salt if you use unsalted butter.

2) IF the recipe makes 60 servings, and IF each serving costs $.15, the ingredients would cost $9.00......"

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