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Soft Sugar Cookies

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Servings 24
Author Kelley @ Miss Information Blog

Ingredient List

  • 2/3 cup shortening
  • 2/3 cup butter softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Granulated or colored sugar for decoration if desired

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. In a medium bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt; set aside
  3. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the shortening, butter and sugars with an electric mixer
  4. Lower speed and add eggs and vanilla, continuing to mix
  5. Add dry mixture, combining until dough comes together
  6. Roll into walnut-sized balls and roll in sugar {do not roll in sugar if frosting cookies}
  7. Place on ungreased cookie sheet 2 inches apart
  8. Bake for 10-12 min, or until bottoms are light brown
  9. Cool on wire racks
  10. Frost, if desired