nana's soft and tasty sugar cookies

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a recipe by
Deneece Gursky
Miami, FL

My Nana made these every year for Christmas and Easter too. They are one of my favorite cookies. A tasty little sugar cookie thats soft instead of hard and crunchy. The icing adds to the amazing texture and I can never ever eat just one. Try adding almond extract to the cookie and/or icing or anise extract to the cookie and/or icing I generally just use the vanilla since I also make my Aunt Elaines Ricoota cookies and they are anise flavored (my fave flavor)

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Ingredients For nana's soft and tasty sugar cookies

  • 1/2 c shortening
  • 1 c sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 c sour creme
  • 1 t vanilla
  • 3 c flour
  • 1/4 t salt
  • 1/2 t baking soda
  • 1 1/2 t baking powder
  • sprinkles and/or colored icing to decorate

How To Make nana's soft and tasty sugar cookies

  • 1
    Beat sugar and shortening together in a large bowl with electric mixer
  • 2
    Add in eggs, vanilla and sour creme and beat together
  • 3
    In a seperate medium size bowl whisk flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt together.
  • 4
    Add flour mix to the wet mix and beat on low speed until just blended
  • 5
    Form dough into balls slightly under an inch round. Roll in colored sugar or sprinkles and put balls on ungreased cookies sheet
  • 6
    Bake in a 350 degree preheated oven for 9 to 10 minutes, just until they are set. (they may look like they are not dont to you but thats ok)
  • 7
    Leave cookies on the cookie sheets for another 10 minutes outside of oven (this will allow them to finish baking)
  • 8
    Remove from cookie sheets and drizzle with icing if desired

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