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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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
Jul 29, 2018
I love how simple this recipe was,as I wanted a quick last minute dessert. I ended up with 3 dozen, more than likely from not leveling the flour off in the measuring cup. The flavor is amazing and the cookies melt in your mouth.
Jul 10, 2018
I only have 4 stars because I'm not sure what size they are supposed to be. I only got 2 dozen. They are unbelievably delicious. Will definitely make again and double, maybe triple the recipe!!
Jun 28, 2018
I just took these cookies out of the oven and they are amazing! I've made many sugar cookies during my 83 years and this one is the best ever. Thanks to Esther for sharing her Mother's special recipe. The "oldies" are generally the best. True in this case.
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.