Sugar Cookies

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This is truly an 'oldie', dating back to a Swedish woman born in 1877! her daughter, Esther Davis, shared the recipe with me and she came up with all the exact measurements, since the original cookies were mixed by 'feel' and taste. These are my favorite cookies and I hope they'll become yours as well.

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Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
Servings:
30
Yield:
30 servings

Ingredients

  • ½ cup butter

  • ½ cup shortening

  • 1 cup sugar

  • 1 egg

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour

  • ½ teaspoon baking powder

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 pinch Additional sugar

Directions

  1. In a mixing bowl, cream butter, shortening and sugar. Add egg and vanilla; mix well. Combine flour, baking powder and baking soda; gradually add to the creamed mixture. Shape into 1-in. balls. Roll in sugar. Place on greased baking sheet; flatten with a glass. Bake at 350 degrees F for 10-12 minutes.

Tips

If Cooking for Two: Freeze baked cookies in airtight containers or freezer bags to enjoy anytime!