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

  • 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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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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ChrisD1717 User ID: 8325994 270043
Reviewed Jul. 27, 2017

"First of all, thank you so much for an easy...easy sugar cookie recipe. I love to bake but I am, well no other word for it LAZY! When I was younger it was a challenge, now not so much. No rolling, cutting out or decorating...Yeah! These were delicious. Thanks again from the LAZY baker..LOL."

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Gayle User ID: 9228215 269988
Reviewed Jul. 26, 2017

"My grandson and I made these delicious cookies today--very easy and he said "yummy." We got 38 cookies, not 60, but who cares? We will make a double batch next time if we want more cookies. We loved the texture and taste. We will definitely make these again."

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Terry User ID: 9088455 269945
Reviewed Jul. 25, 2017

"Tasty treat! Family loves them"

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Robin Sherry User ID: 2901557 269923
Reviewed Jul. 24, 2017

"When I make them I will use lard."

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Cruella747 User ID: 4684922 269889
Reviewed Jul. 24, 2017

"To those of you bashing this recipe because it calls for shortening, there is a reason for it. I split my cookie recipes a lot! Again, there is a reason for it!

This is such a good recipe!"

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AndersGran User ID: 8326757 269886
Reviewed Jul. 24, 2017

"I haven't made these yet but I wouldn't use shortening for sugar cookies. It should be all butter as far as I'm concerned. But the rest of the ingredients are fine."

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cathybuxy User ID: 449274 269867
Reviewed Jul. 23, 2017

"These cookies are wonderful. Very light and delicate. I made these several times and usually get 5-6 dozen cookies each time. They don't last long!"

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lisahansen917 User ID: 8694670 269862
Reviewed Jul. 23, 2017

"Yes, shortening is Crisco. I use the butter flavored one for baking."

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Tgene52 User ID: 8655909 269858
Reviewed Jul. 23, 2017

"When it says shortening, does it mean like crisco??"

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