Swedish Sugar Cookies

Linda Hoover

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@TotallyCaffeinated

My favorite cookie of all time! Not too sweet, no frosting. Its an old-fashioned recipe with corn starch to lighten the flour. These are slightly crisp, but still soft ... definitely melt in your mouth!


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Serves:

2 doz cookies

Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

10 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

1 c
powdered sugar
1 3/4 c
ap flour, sifted
1/2 c
corn starch
1 tsp
soda
1 tsp
cream of tartar
1/2 tsp
salt
1/2 c
shortening
1/2 c
butter
1
egg, well beaten
1 tsp
vanilla
decorating sugars or non pariels

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Sift dry ingredients together, work in butter and shortening with a fork as for pastry.
Add egg beaten with vanilla.
2
Wrap dough in plastic and let set in refrigerator until firm. (about 20-30 min)
3
Roll into balls and flatten on cookie sheet OR .. these make wonderful cut out cookies. My favorite is the reindeer, stars and bells for Christmas. Sprinkle with decorating sugar BEFORE baking.
4
Bake each sheet at 350 deg for 10 min. A dark pan will give you nice lightly brown cookies.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: Swedish
Other Tag: Heirloom
Hashtags: #Christmas, #cookie