Sugar Cookies

Sugar Cookies

"This is truly an 'oldie', dating back to a Swedish woman born in 1877! her daughter, Esther Davis, shared the recipe with me and she came up with all the exact measurements, since the original cookies were mixed by 'feel' and taste. These are my favorite cookies and I hope they'll become yours as well."
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40 m servings
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  1. In a mixing bowl, cream butter, shortening and sugar. Add egg and vanilla; mix well. Combine flour, baking powder and baking soda; gradually add to the creamed mixture. Shape into 1-in. balls. Roll in sugar. Place on greased baking sheet; flatten with a glass. Bake at 350 degrees F for 10-12 minutes.

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  • If Cooking for Two: Freeze baked cookies in airtight containers or freezer bags to enjoy anytime!

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These cookies turned out PERFECT! I didnt cook them for the full time though. I only cooked them for 7-8 minutes. That way they came out soft and delicious. And you can use this recipe for cooki...

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These cookies taste very good, but I definitely would not recommend them if you want to make cut-out shapes. They get very large upon baking and mine ended up looking mostly like blobs.

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These cookies turned out PERFECT! I didnt cook them for the full time though. I only cooked them for 7-8 minutes. That way they came out soft and delicious. And you can use this recipe for cooki...

My mom made the best sugar cookies, but she died a long time ago and I never got her recipe. This one is fantastic. Like my mom, I divided the dough in half, and rolled each half in waxed pape...

I made these cookies for a wedding shower and they went over wonderfully! I added a bit of red food coloring to the dough and rolled them in hot pink sugar crystals and they were very pretty! Th...

These cookies are so, so delicious. Also, they still come out extremely tasty if you reduce the butter and shortening by about 25%.

Being gluten-intolerant, I substituted the flour in this recipe for 2 cups of a wheat-free flour mixture that is comparable to regular all-purpose flour, and, being out of shortening, I instead ...

I normally don't like sugar cookies, but my family loves them. And this is by far the best sugar cookie I have ever tasted!! I wouldn't use it for cut outs, but the cookie itself is great!

This is by far the best sugar cookie I have ever had! After making the dough, I split it up and added a little bit of cocoa powder to one batch; they tasted phenomonal!!!!! Both ways were sooo g...

I dont even like sugar cookies..but I like these ones!! They are delicious and very soft. Bad recipe for cutouts I would say though.

I was using this recipie for a science fair project. My question was"Can you tell the difference between Splenda and Sugar in a recipe?" so i made ths recipie using splenda in one betch and the ...

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