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Best Sugar Cookies Recipe | thegunnysack.com
Best Sugar Cookie Recipe
Course: Dessert
Servings: 27 cookies
Author: The Gunny Sack
  • 1/4 cup butter softened
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 3/4 cup plus 3 tbsp granulated sugar, divided
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/4 cups flour
  1. Beat the butter and shortening together.
  2. 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.
  3. Mix in the egg and vanilla.
  4. Mix in the baking powder, salt, and flour.
  5. Scoop with a 1 tablespoon cookie dough scoop onto greased baking sheets, at least 2 inches apart.
  6. Put the remaining 2 tablespoons of granulated sugar into a small bowl.
  7. 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.
  8. Bake at 375 degrees for 6-7 minutes. The bottoms of the cookies should be lightly browned, but the tops should not be.