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lizzy's sugar cookies

★★★★★ 3
a recipe by
Elizabeth Lancaster
Lincoln, NE

This sugar cookie recipe makes some of the most moist, chewy sugar cookies you have EVER tasted! I love making these for my Christmas sugar cookie cutouts! I've made these for my husbands company parties and for our large family get-togethers, they're always a HUGE hit! I hope these find their way to your kitchen soon! Enjoy!!!

★★★★★ 3
serves 35-45 people
prep time 25 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For lizzy's sugar cookies

  • 1 c
    butter (2 sticks)
  • 3/4 c
    vegetablile oil
  • 2 c
  • 2 lg
    beaten eggs
  • 2 tsp
    pure vanilla extract
  • 4 c
  • 1 tsp
    cream of tartar
  • 1 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1/2 c
    crisco shorting
  • 1/2 c
    butter (1 stick) room temp
  • 1 tsp
    pure vanilla extract
  • 4 c
    powdered sugar (1 lb bag)
  • 2 Tbsp
  • food coloring

How To Make lizzy's sugar cookies

  • 1
    Sift flour, tartar and baking powder set aside. In a large bowl, cream together the butter, oil, sugar, eggs and vanilla. Then stir in the sifted ingredients one cup at a time. Cover dough and chill for 2-3 hours.
  • 2
    Pre-heat oven to 350* On a clean floured surface, roll out small portions of chilled dough to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut out shapes using cookie cutters.
  • 3
    Place cookies on to a NON-greased cookie sheet and bake for 8-10 mins. Let cookies rest for 30 mins until cool. While cookies are cooling, make your buttercream frosting.
  • 4
    In large bowl, cream shortening and butter with electric mixer. Add vanilla. Gradually add sugar, one cup at a time, beating well on medium speed. Then add milk. Scrape sides and bottom of bowl often. When all sugar has been mixed in, icing will appear dry. Add milk and beat at medium speed until light and fluffy. Keep bowl covered with a damp cloth until ready to use. Add food coloring of your choice, and mix into separate bowls of frosting.
  • 5
    Once cookies are cooled, start decorating to your taste and let cookies dry. I let my cookies dry for about 1 1/2 - 2 hours before placing them into a rubber tupperware container with wax paper in between. Hope my cookie recipe brings many smiles to your guests and families this Christmas season! Have a Merry Christmas from my family to yours! Many Blessings! The Lancaster's