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no-fail sugar cookies

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Erin Mascroft
Ware, MA

From the cookbook "Praise For the Cook" published by Proctor & Gamble, 1959. These cookies are amazing and so easy to make! The kids have a blast decorating them too.

(2 ratings)
cook time 10 Min

Ingredients For no-fail sugar cookies

  • 2/3 c
    crisco (i prefer the butter flavor crisco sticks)
  • 1 1/4 c
  • 2
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 3 c
    cake flour, sifted
  • 1 tsp
  • 2 tsp
    double-acting baking powder

How To Make no-fail sugar cookies

  • 1
    Blend Crisco, sugar, eggs, milk and vanilla. Add dry ingredients and mix thoroughly.
  • 2
    Roll 1/8 to 1/4 thick on lightly floured board and cut with cookie cutter.
  • 3
    Bake in moderate oven, 375 degrees, on ungreased baking sheets for 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned.
  • 4
    Remove from pan immediately and sprinkle with sugar, if desired. If frosting, let cool first. Makes 6 to 7 dozen cookies.
  • 5
    VARIATIONS: Orange or Lemon Cookies - Use 1 T orange or lemon juice in place of milk and stir in 1 T orange or lemon rind. Spice Sugar Cookies - Add 1/2 tsp nutmeg and 1/4 tsp cinnamon with dry ingredients. Crunchy Cookies - Stir 1 cup very finely chopped nuts into cookie dough.