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The Absolute Best Cookie Recipe Ever

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"Every time I make these cookies, they are gone within a day. You can make them crisp or chewy. I guarantee everyone will love them. For even better results, use a baking stone, they're great!"

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Original recipe makes 2 dozen Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    8 mins

    3 hrs


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the shortening and white sugar. beat in the eggs one at a time then stir in the vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda and cream of tartar; stir into the sugar mixture to form a dough. On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out to 1/4 inch in thickness. Cut into desired shapes with cookie cutters. Place cookies 1 1/2 inches apart onto cookie sheets.
  3. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 29, 2003

Good cookie, I will make them again. We heavily floured the work surface, hands and rolling pin because the dough was a little difficult to work with (sticky) at first. But my son and I got the hang of it and I don't think the extra flour took anything away from the flavor or texture and I like it!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 18, 2008

I really hate giving negative reviews but in this case I have to. This cookie is not good. It's almost like a flavorless sugar cookie that doesn't have enough sugar in it. I followed the instructions with the exception of sprinkling a little bit of sugar on the top for decoration. The dough is very sticky, I knew it would be a plain cookie and I didn't want to change it by using more flour, so I used a cookie scoop to portion it on the cookie sheet and then used the bottom of a lightly floured glass to flatten it. It's just really boring and the best thing I can say is that it makes a pretty cookie. Maybe better with frosting. Sorry.


16 Ratings

Dec 16, 2005

I think these may need more sugar. The looked ok, but the dough was ultra-sticky and it was very difficult to make them. I also used a pampered chef cookie press, and the dough was being really difficult, so I gave up and shaped them with cookie cutters.

Jul 27, 2004

My 6 year old daughter used this recipe, and her friends loved it. They turned out great! These cookies are delicious.

Dec 24, 2008

These were the worst sugar cookies I have ever made. They looked great coming out of the oven but once cooled, they are dry, bland, and have absolutely no flavor. I would not serve these to my own worst enemy. Don't waste your time with these.

Jun 21, 2005

my daughter wast that bothered with this one but i loved them. they taste even better with sugar sprinkled on top just before putting them in the oven

Aug 01, 2004

my kids only liked them when they were hot. when they got cold my kids would not eat them.

Mar 29, 2004



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  • Calories
  • 175 kcal
  • 9%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 20.5 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 23 mg
  • 8%
  • Fat
  • 9.3 g
  • 14%
  • Fiber
  • 0.4 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 2.4 g
  • 5%
  • Sodium
  • 62 mg
  • 2%

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

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