Friday, December 3, 2010

Easy Sugar Cookies

Here's a recipe that Better Homes & Garden calls "Melt in Your Mouth Sugar Cookies". A word to the wise - wash these cookies down with some milk as they are SO sweet!


1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup shortening
2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/8 teaspoon salt
3 egg yolks
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 3/4 cups flour

  1. Combine butter, sugar and shortening. Beat well.
  2. Add baking soda, cream of tartar and salt.
  3. Add egg yolks and vanilla. Beat well.
  4. Mix in flour.
  5. Bake at 375 for approximately 13 minutes or until edges are brown.

I sprinkled toppings on before I put them in the oven. Keep the size of the cookie to about one inch because they tend to expand. You can also roll the dough out and use cookie cutters to make holiday cookies.

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