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Tender Sugar Cookies

Want to simplify your sugar cookies? Roll this buttery dough from our Test Kitchen into balls and dip them into colored sugar before baking.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch
  • Makes
    5-1/2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup butter-flavored shortening
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk
  • Colored sugar and/or coarse sugar

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in extracts. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt; add to the creamed mixture alternately with buttermilk, beating well after each addition. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  • Roll into 1-in. balls; dip tops in sugar. Place 2 in. apart on parchment-lined baking sheets. Bake at 375° for 9-11 minutes or until lightly browned and tops are cracked. Remove to wire racks to cool.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 61 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 6mg cholesterol, 47mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
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