Sistine Chapel Sugar Cookies

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By Melissa Turner
from EAST MOLINE, IL

This is another recipe from FB. July 9th is Sugar Cookie Day. Tried these and they are divine. Crispy on the outside, puffed and tender on the inside, with a complex yet comforting light citrus and vanilla flavor. Here's a link to the blog where this recipe originated from http://pattietierney.blogspot.com/2011/01/sistine-chapel-sugar-cookies.html. She has a lovely backround story that goes with this wonderful recipe. Be sure to check it out.

serves 30 cookies
prep time 5 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Bake

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 c
    sugar
  • 1/2 c
    butter (room temp.)
  • 1/2 c
    crisco
  • 3
    eggs
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp
    lemon extract
  • 1/2 tsp
    orange extract
  • 2 1/2 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1 tsp
    cream of tartar
  • sugar for coating
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How To Make

  • 1
    Using a paddle attachment, blend together first three ingredients until light and creamy. Apx 2 minutes.
  • 2
    Add eggs, one at a time, beating to combine between each addition.
  • 3
    Add vanilla, lemon, and orange extracts; beat until incorporated and set aside.
  • 4
    In separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda and cream of tartar. Blend well to ensure even distribution of ingredients.
  • 5
    Once again using your mixer, slowly combine your dry ingredients into your wet.
  • 6
    To shape cookies, form two tablespoons of dough into a ball and roll in sugar to coat. Place cookies on a greased cookie sheet and sprinkle with a bit of extra sugar for good measure. Bake in a preheated oven for 14-17 minutes, until lightly browned. Cool cookies on wire rack.

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