- 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. Yield: 5 dozen.
Reviews forSugar Cookies
"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."
"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!"
"Yes, shortening is Crisco. I use the butter flavored one for baking."
"When it says shortening, does it mean like crisco??"
"This is one of my favorite recipes. Love these cookies, except they do not make as many as they say. Wonderful !"
"I must have missed something, We have had 3 restaurants and a catering business since the 80's. These are the WORST sugar cookies I have ever eaten. The second batch I put another batch of sugar in and they were edible , but certainly NOT the best I've had or even tasty. I have NEVER written a review before, and I am not sure what happened , I have checked and double checked the ingredients , I'm baffled, but we won't be trying again. I love my recipe , just like to try new, oh well a BIG MISS for this."
"I made these in 2011 with my then 2 1/2 year old grandson who was exhausted from the long walk we took. I kept talking about making the sugar cookies when we got home and he was excited about it. By the time we got home he was tired and he said "grandma you bake, I eat!" So bake I did and eat he did-I had to tell him that he had had enough for now and would have to wait until tomorrow after lunch to eat the rest. He almost cried and said "But grandma these are the best cookies I ever had!" His mother agreed. They have been a staple Christmas cookie since then and he still loves to eat them! I wish I could give this recipe 10 stars!"
"This is a wonderful recipe and now one of my favorite cookies. Thanks for sharing!!"
"This recipe is superlative and does not require milk or buttermilk."
"These are a good sugar cookie, very basic. Couple of things I found while making these for the first time that may help others that reviewed. I used a small cookie scoop and got 52 cookies. One person commented on not letting them brown. Browning the edges brings more flavor to a cookie made with butter. The solution is to use parchment paper, the cookies just slide right off. Honestly, I thought they left the inside of my mouth with a greasy film after taste testing. No matter, the hubby will love them."