It's a great recipe if you like sugar cookies. Easy to make and they go fast in my house.

Paula
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Ingredients

48
Original recipe yields 48 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).

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  • In a large bowl, cream together butter, shortening, brown sugar, and 1/2 cup white sugar until smooth. Beat in the egg, and stir in the vanilla. Combine the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt; beat into the creamed mixture.

  • Roll dough into 1 inch balls. Dip the top half of the balls into water, then into remaining white sugar. Place sugar side up onto ungreased cookie sheets. Flatten slightly.

  • Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in preheated oven, or until light brown. Cool on wire racks, and store in an airtight container.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® parchment can be used for easier cleanup/removal from the pan.

Nutrition Facts

81.5 calories; 0.7 g protein; 10.4 g carbohydrates; 9 mg cholesterol; 66.3 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (28)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
11/29/2010
Simple and delicious! Not as flat as I imagined but who cares. I took suggestions and lowered the temp to 400F and placed the rack on the 2nd from top position. 7.5 minutes was perfect they were just about to burn at 8 minutes. Used a small cookie scoop. Rolled them into balls and dipped the whole thing in sugar. I skipped the water step. I flattened them slightly before baking. Next time I'll try rolling in cinnamon sugar. This recipe is a keeper! P.S. Use a parchment lined sheet. I wouldn't never bake anything on an unlined sheet unless you like scrubbing. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/02/2005
I don't think the temperature/timing is correct for this recipe. Read More
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36 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 27
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
11/29/2010
Simple and delicious! Not as flat as I imagined but who cares. I took suggestions and lowered the temp to 400F and placed the rack on the 2nd from top position. 7.5 minutes was perfect they were just about to burn at 8 minutes. Used a small cookie scoop. Rolled them into balls and dipped the whole thing in sugar. I skipped the water step. I flattened them slightly before baking. Next time I'll try rolling in cinnamon sugar. This recipe is a keeper! P.S. Use a parchment lined sheet. I wouldn't never bake anything on an unlined sheet unless you like scrubbing. Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
11/29/2010
Simple and delicious! Not as flat as I imagined but who cares. I took suggestions and lowered the temp to 400F and placed the rack on the 2nd from top position. 7.5 minutes was perfect they were just about to burn at 8 minutes. Used a small cookie scoop. Rolled them into balls and dipped the whole thing in sugar. I skipped the water step. I flattened them slightly before baking. Next time I'll try rolling in cinnamon sugar. This recipe is a keeper! P.S. Use a parchment lined sheet. I wouldn't never bake anything on an unlined sheet unless you like scrubbing. Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2004
These are very much like what my husband's grandmother used to make. To keep the bottoms from browning too much we bake them on the third from the bottom rack instead of the middle one. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/29/2004
I cannot believe that more people have not tried and/or rated this recipe. I would give it ten stars if I could...it is so good!!!! I think I make them about every other week and every time I bring them somewhere I have SEVERAL people ask for the recipe. These will definitely be a favorite for anyone who tries in my opinion. Thanks for the recipe:-) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/27/2004
I'm so glad I found this recipe. It's like a sugar cookie. But it sooo soft and good! I had more than one person ask for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/05/2007
This is the first recipe I ever got off of this site because it was easy and I was in 7th grade at the time I'm now graduating college and still making these Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
I have been looking for a light and crisp sugar cookie and this one is wonderful! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/05/2009
I love these cookies however I made a couple of changes. I used 2.5 tsp. of baking powder in place of the cream of tartar and baking soda. I also decreased the oven temperature to 350 degrees and baked the cookies for 12-15 mins. The result was a cookie that tasted a lot like a spritz cookie...YUM!!!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
I bake a lot of cookies and this one is a winner. Very good and easy. I baked them at 400 degrees instead of 425. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/18/2010
We loved these simple sweet and crispy cookies. They are pretty yummy too! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/02/2005
I don't think the temperature/timing is correct for this recipe. Read More
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