The Best Sugar Cookie

Lora DiGs


These are just a GREAT cookie can be used for any type of decorated cookie. I already made 3 batches after Thanksgiving because everyone loves them....and makes a nice show when decorated!


★★★★★ 2 votes

makes about 3 doz.lg.cookies
1 Hr
15 Min


  • 1 c
    butter, softened
  • 1/2 c
    shortening (i use butter flavored)
  • 2 c
    white sugar
  • 4
  • 1 tsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp
    almond extract
  • 5 c
    all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1 tsp

  • 1 c
    confectioners' sugar
  • 2-3 tsp
  • 2 tsp
    lite corn syrup
  • 1/2 tsp
    almond extract
  • ·
    assorted food coloring

How to Make The Best Sugar Cookie


  1. In a large bowl cream together butter, shortening and white sugar until smooth. Beat in Eggs and both vanilla n almond extracts. Mix in flour, baking powder n salt. Cover n chill AN HOUR TO OVERNITE.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Roll out 1/2 the dough (keep other half in fridge) on a flat surface sprinkled w/confectioners sugar. (also on rolling pin) Roll out to 1/4 - 1/2 inch thickness. Cut into desired shapes.
  3. Place cookies on greased or parchment paper lined cookie sheets. Bake 15 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool Completely.
  4. Once cookies are cooled completely you can then decorate with cookie icing and let dry n set overnight. AND THEN ENJOY!

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About The Best Sugar Cookie

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Hashtags: #butter, #delicious, #sugar

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