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


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1 c
butter, softened
1/2 c
shortening (i use butter flavored)
2 c
white sugar
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


  • 1In 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.
  • 2Preheat 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.
  • 3Place cookies on greased or parchment paper lined cookie sheets. Bake 15 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool Completely.
  • 4Once 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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