Total TimePrep: 30 min. Bake: 10 min./batch
- 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
- 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.
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Jan 16, 2020
The best sugar cookie I ever made. Great flavor and light, melt in your mouth texture. It's a keeper.
Dec 26, 2019
made these just as written , well, except I made them as drop cookies and sprinkled colored sugar on top before baking- absolutely the best sugar cookies ever and I tried a whole lot of them trying to find the ones I ate as a kid-m these are it!
Dec 12, 2019
Incorrect measurements and missing ingredients.
Jul 9, 2019
Very good and very easy! I made mine a bit bigger and got 2 1/2 dozen. I sprinkled extra sugar on top before baking.
Jun 21, 2019
The best sugar cookies! So simple and easy and very soft with great flavor. My go to sugar cookie recipe. Made as drop cookies
Jun 6, 2019
I love these cookies??but only managed to half 2 dozen
May 4, 2019
Quick and easy recipe. Made 37 cookies. Instead of rolling them in sugar, I sprinkled it on top after flattening down.Came out great, soft on inside nice crisp on edge!!! Super easy to make.
Feb 24, 2019
So good and so easy!
Dec 24, 2018
It tasted like the sugar cookies you get from "The Log", and made 23 cookies using an Oxo 1" cookie scoop. I made a second batch using candy canes I pulvarized in the blender in place of the sugar. I baked my baking soda first to make it more basic, then added 1/2 tsp. Of cream of tartar to the flour to get more rise in the oven. I also added a 3 finger pinch of salt, and a Tblsp of cornmeal to the butter when creaming to try and aerate it more. Lastly, I whisked a little clove and ginger into the flour mixture. Combined, chilled the dough for 15 minutes in the freezer, baked them at 375 instead of 350 and ended up with 24 pink holiday cookies that were a little lighter texture.
Sep 27, 2018
Does this recipe work well for rolled cookie cutters