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.
Jun 15, 2018
I usually have a lot of trouble making cookies but these were the most easiest to make, best tasting cookies I’ve ever made. Unfortunately I had to 1/4th the recipe because I only had a little bit of flour left but as soon as I can get more flour I’ll make more because I know my family will love these as much as I do.
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!
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
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.
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.
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!
Jan 25, 2018
This is one of the best sugar cookie recipes I have had!! Yum
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!!
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.
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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