Best Sugar Cookies Recipe |

Best Sugar Cookie Recipe

Course Dessert
Servings 27 cookies
Author The Gunny Sack



  • Beat the butter and shortening together.
  • Add 3/4 cup of granulated sugar (set aside the remaining 3 tbsp for dipping later) and cream together for 2-3 minutes until lighter in color and fluffier in texture.
  • Mix in the egg and vanilla.
  • Mix in the baking powder, salt, and flour.
  • Scoop with a 1 tablespoon cookie dough scoop onto greased baking sheets, at least 2 inches apart.
  • Put the remaining 2 tablespoons of granulated sugar into a small bowl.
  • Moisten the flat bottom of a glass, dip it in the sugar and use it to flatten the cookies. Re-dip the glass in the sugar before flattening each cookie.
  • Bake at 375 degrees for 6-7 minutes. The bottoms of the cookies should be lightly browned, but the tops should not be.