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Soft Sugar Cookies IV Recipe
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Soft Sugar Cookies IV
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Soft Sugar Cookies IV

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"This Recipe is a State Fair Blue Ribbon winner. This is an easy sugar cookie recipe, you don't have to roll it out, and the cookies are soft and chewy, unlike other sugar cookies. Anybody can make these."

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Original recipe makes 4 1/2 dozen Change Servings


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a medium bowl, cream together the butter, shortening and sugar. Stir in the eggs and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt, stir into the creamed mixture until dough comes together. Roll dough into walnut sized balls and roll the balls in sugar. Place them on an unprepared cookie sheet about 2 inches apart.
  3. Bake cookies 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven, until bottom is light brown. Remove from baking sheets to cool on wire racks.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 28, 2006

We used this recipe for rolled out cookies. I baked them for 11 minute- I took them out before they started to brown,as we wanted super soft cookies. They came out great. The dough held its shape well, and didnt require chilling before rolling and cutting. I found it very easy to work with. I sprinkled one pan with cinnamon and sugar before baking- they were great! The kids used frosting on some of them. Since they are not super sweet on their own, the frosting isnt to much. edit to add: we've made this recipe a few times now. Its even better if you add the zest of one medium orange. It gives them a bit more flavor.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 14, 2009

Waaay too much salt. Very disappointing. I had a feeling it was too much when I put it in. Should have trusted my instincts. If I make this again, I will only use half a teaspoon.

Nov 16, 2006

Absolutely wonderful! Be sure to cream the butter, shortening, and sugar together until mixture is light and fluffy before proceding to next step. This will make a big difference. Also, it helps to chill the dough before rolling into balls. This is the best sugar cookie I've ever tasted! It's a keeper!

Oct 05, 2007

I couldnt believe how delicious and soft these cookies came out! I was soo undecided on which cookie recipe to go with, but I went with my gut on this one, and Im so glad that I did. Because they turned out sooooo delicious. I rolled them into good size balls, then dropped the tops of them in some pink sugar crystals, and flatened the top with a glass, baked for 8 mins, and they were perfect, THANKS!

May 12, 2007

I enjoyed this recipe. There was nothing really spectacular about the flavor. It tasted like a normal sugar cookie. The texture however, was fantastic. It yielded nice soft cookies than browned perfectly in 10 minutes. The sugar on the outside gave a crunchy coating that contrasted beautifully with the soft centers. I also enjoyed how easy this recipe was to make. I didn't have any shortening on hand, so I just used butter, but they still came out very nice.

Dec 04, 2006

I used to love the sugar cookies they had in the Mall (at $2 a cookie!) because they were always soft...on my 1st try with this recipe, they turned out better than those mall cookies. A must try!

May 11, 2005

Very easy to make! I use margarine for the shortening. They remind me of Lofthouse cookies-only a little smaller. I make a glaze with powdered sugar, milk, and a little vanilla (and some fun food coloring) to glaze these. You can add sprinkles at this point also. Kids LOVE them. I've been bringing them in for school b-day parties (and the teachers like them too!).

May 01, 2009

I hate it when people don't follow the recipe (they did not have eggs!!!) and then when it does not turn out they go ahead and rate the recipe poorly!!! DONT RATE IT IF YOUR DID NOT FOLLOW THE RECIPE!!!! Thanks for the great recipe!


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  • Calories
  • 228 kcal
  • 11%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 29.4 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 29 mg
  • 10%
  • Fat
  • 11.4 g
  • 18%
  • Fiber
  • 0.5 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 2.5 g
  • 5%
  • Sodium
  • 180 mg
  • 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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