The Absolute Best Cookie Recipe Ever

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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Ingredients

3 h servings 175 cals
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Original recipe yields 24 servings

Nutrition

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

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Nutritional Information

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  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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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 th...

Most helpful critical review

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 inst...

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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 th...

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 inst...

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...

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

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 o...

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

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

IT WAS FANTASTIC -- THE COOKIES ARE SO SOFT AND TASTE GREAT!! THEY WERE PERFECT FOR DECORATING

I really did not care for this recipe. The dough came out very, very sticky. Looking back, it probably needs refrigeration before rolling. However, I followed the earlier reviewer's advice an...

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