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sugar cookies--easy, lyn*

(3 ratings)
Recipe by
Lyn Starr
Bakersfield, CA

OMGosh!!!! These cookies came from my friend (Bev) mom's bakery in Minnesota in the l960's. She made them fresh everyday and set them on the counter in a jar for the children to have one. They are so easy and fast and GOOD!! Colored sugar to roll balls in; if you must you could make a sandwich with chocolate frosting. I have used a cookie press to make a pretty design on top! They are so short and tender and crispy and EASY ENJOY!!!!

(3 ratings)
yield serving(s)
prep time 20 Min
cook time 5 Min

Ingredients For sugar cookies--easy, lyn*

  • 2 lg
  • 1 c
    butter, room temperature
  • 1 c
    shortening (i use crisco)
  • 2 c
    sugar, white granulated
  • 4 c
    all purpose flour (maybe a little more, so dough is not sticky)
  • 2 tsp
    cream of tartar
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    baking soda
  • 2 tsp
    pure vanilla extract

How To Make sugar cookies--easy, lyn*

  • 1
    Oven 425. Bake 5-7 minutes.
  • 2
    Cream together well, the first 4 ingredients. Sift together dry ingredients and ADD to the creamed mixture. Add vanilla.
  • 3
    Roll into balls. Flatten with bottom of glass, dipped in white sugar (or cookie press). Sprinkle a little colored sugar, chocolate shots, or any other sprinkles desired.
  • 4
    Bake in 425 oven for 5-7 minutes. Watch very carefully, so they don't burn. Cool on rack.
  • 5