|A tender, soft and chewy basic, old fashioned sugar cookie recipe.|
Old Fashioned Sugar CookiesThis has been my favorite recipe for old fashioned sugar cookies for years. It's perfect for when you want just a plain and comforting sugar cookie, and the blend of lemon and vanilla is perfect. This cookie is tender, soft and chewy for eating out of hand, but is not a recipe intended for decorating as with cut out sugar cookies.
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Here's how to make these delicious old fashioned sugar cookies.
Recipe: Old Fashioned Sugar Cookies©From the Kitchen of Deep South Dish
Prep time: 10 min |Cook time: 12 min | Yield: 2 to 3 dozen
- 1 cup of vegetable shortening (like Crisco)
- 1-1/2 cups of granulated sugar, plus additional sugar for sprinkling
- 2 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon lemon extract
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2-1/2 cups of all purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Cream shortening; add the sugar a little at a time, beating until light and fluffy. Add eggs and flavorings; beat well. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt. Add to creamed mixture and mix well.
Using a small scoop, place scoops of dough on a greased cookie sheet or parchment paper and sprinkle lightly with sugar. Bake at 375 degrees F for 10 to 12 minutes or until edges lightly brown. Let cool for a few minutes on the pan and transfer to a wire rack to finish cooling.
Cook's Notes: I use White Lily flour. This recipe will make up to 3 dozen cookies, depending on the size you make them.
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