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For-My-Love Sugar Cookies

Rated as 2.8 out of 5 Stars

"Cut the dough for these crisp cookies into heart shapes...or form into letters to spell out sweet nothings to your sweetie. 'These are our favorite sugar cookies,' writes Marilyn Wheeler of Ellijay, Georgia. 'They're one of the homemade treats I love to bake for friends and neighbors.'"
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30 m servings
Original recipe yields 33 servings


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  1. In a mixing bowl, cream shortening and sugar. Add eggs, flour and extract; mix well. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or until easy to handle. On a floured surface, roll out dough to 1/4-in. thickness. Cut with 2-in. cookie cutters dipped in flour. Sprinkle with colored sugar if desired. Place 1 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375 degrees F for 6-8 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.


  • As a substitute for 1 cup of self-rising flour, place 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon salt in a measuring cup. Add all-purpose flour to measure 1 cup.


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I found these to be excellent cut-out cookies for a summer party- probably the best cutouts I've ever eaten. I frosted them with only vanilla glaze, not wanting to detract from their tasty butte...

I followed the recipied exactlly and they were runny!Just Horrible. I have now started over using a different recipie and they are turing out great.

Delicious cookies! I don't know why one reviewer wrote that the cookies tasted like animal fat... unless they used lard. Crisco is made from vegetables!

well, this recipe honestly tasted like sweetened animal fat. maybe you're supposed to use butter flavored crisco? The only thing i did differently was use butter extract instead of orange extrac...