Sugar Cookies

These are not the kind of sugar cookies you are probably thinking of. And that’s exactly the reason why I love them. There’s no frosting shenanigans. Just great cookies. Here we go.

The crew.

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Cream shortening, sugars, vanilla and eggs together.  Mix well.

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Add flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt.

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Mix well again.

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Form dough into balls. I like to roll out all 48 cookies before I coat them in sugar. Just to make sure they are all the same size.

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Roll cookies in additional sugar. Coat completely.

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Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Do not flatten.

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Bake at 350 degrees fro 8-11 minutes. Cookies will start to crack around the edges when done. Cook longer for crispier cookies.

NOTE- Whenever working with a range of time, always start with the lower number. You can always add more time.

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Sugar Cookies
Recipe type: Cookies
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Serves: 4 Dozen
 
Ingredients
  • 2 cups shortening
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 tsp cream of tartar
  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 tsp salt
  • extra white sugar (for rolling balls of dough)
Instructions
  1. Cream shortening, sugars, vanilla and eggs together. Mix well.
  2. Add flour, cream of tartar, baking soda and salt. Mix well again.
  3. Place additional sugar into a bowl.
  4. Form dough into balls and roll each ball in the bowl of sugar.
  5. Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Do not flatten.
  6. Bake at 350 degrees fro 8 -11minutes. Cookies will start to crack around the edges when done. Cook longer for crispier cookies.

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