Sunday, December 14, 2008

Soft Sugar Cookies

These are honestly the softest sugar cookies we have ever had. We have made them for many years without ever having a single pan to fail. This is a very simple crowd pleasing cookie.

I should advise you in the beginning to go ahead and double the recipe.

Also, as a safety precaution, right before these are done, put padding on both eyes to prevent tongue from blacking eyeballs while flapping aimlessly at the warm sugary goodness coming from the oven.

I use to get up before the family and make these for breakfast :P I know it's not really a healthy breakfast but neither are toaster pastries nor is most of the cereal on the market.

Anyway, someone try the recipe and let me know what you think.

Soft Sugar Cookies

1/2 cup Shortening
1/2 cup Sugar
1/2 cup Brown Sugar
1 Egg
3/4 cup Buttermilk (I usually mix 1 tablespoon of vinegar to a cup of regular milk)
1 tsp Vanilla
2 cups Self-Rising Flour


1/4 cup Sugar
1 teaspoon Cinnamon

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Cream together shortening, sugar and brown sugar. Mix in egg, then the buttermilk and vanilla. Stir flour into creamed mixture. Chill dough for 1 hour. Drop on lightly greased (spray it with cooking spray) baking sheet (use two sheets if your cookies brown too quickly on the bottom). Combine topping ingredients and sprinkle on top of cookie dough. (the topping is something I normally keep in a shaker anyway for cinnamon toast, cinnamon biscuits, etc.) Bake 7 to 9 minutes or until set.

About 4 dozen 2" cookies.

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