These cookies are a multi-generational tradition. Great with a glass of milk! Butter flavored shortening gives them a wonderful new flavor. This recipe is a double batch- enough to go around!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
10 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
60
Yield:
5 dozen
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Ingredients

60
Original recipe yields 60 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.

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  • In a large bowl, cream together the shortening and sugar. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Combine the flour and salt; stir into the creamed mixture until well blended. Drop by heaping spoonfuls onto the prepared cookie sheets.

  • Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. When cookies have cooled, turn them over and look at the bottom to see the "brown rim".

Nutrition Facts

123 calories; protein 1.5g 3% DV; carbohydrates 12.4g 4% DV; fat 7.6g 12% DV; cholesterol 12.4mg 4% DV; sodium 82.4mg 3% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
11/13/2005
Great basic recipe! I added a tablespoon of cinnamon sugar and these tasted just like scottish shortbread! Great taste slightly sweet/salty flavor! Thanks for a great recipe Sandi! Have to add that all 30 I made (halved the recipe) are gone! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/22/2003
it seemed like something was missing. They tasted like sweet bisquits. Maybe I did something wrong? Read More
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14 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 8
  • 4 star values: 3
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
11/13/2005
Great basic recipe! I added a tablespoon of cinnamon sugar and these tasted just like scottish shortbread! Great taste slightly sweet/salty flavor! Thanks for a great recipe Sandi! Have to add that all 30 I made (halved the recipe) are gone! Read More
(12)
Rating: 5 stars
12/22/2003
This recipe is wonderful....I just loved the texture and taste of these cookies they are wonderful with tea/coffee. (And Yes of course cold milk too!) This recipe was a great one because it was one of the only sugar cookie recipes that I could find with out cream of tartar. Thanks for the great recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/02/2005
I was pretty worried when I saw the lumps in the oven that were just cooking in their own butter and didn't seem to be getting any more cooked! But when I took them out and let them sit for a couple of minutes they turned a wonderful golden color. They've also got a very simple taste - a nice light buttery one. Still very nice! By the way - you don't need to worry about spacing on the cookie sheet these don't really expand. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/18/2010
Thank you for this recipe. My mom made these for me when I was a little girl. She wasn't much of a cook or baker but she did a good job on these. She is now 94 and is not feeling well. I asked her if she remembered the cookies and she said yes. So I figured I would check with all recipes and see if anyone had the recipe. I want to thank you again. I will make them for her and this will bring back lots of memories Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
Keep in mind this is a simlpe cookie- not many ingredients nothing fancy. It tastes almost like a shortbread and works well when there isn't much in the cupboard to make cookies with. They taste great with a cold glass of milk- Sandi Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2002
This is a very easy quick recipe! It's a good tasting cookie that isn't crumby. I made a batch for my daughter's class and put red white and blue sprinkles on top to celebrate Flag Day. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/29/2002
Simple fast.. as others say a shortbread taste almost. (I added that hint of ginger myself thanks) Wonderful warm fresh sugar cookie to go with milk perfect for a feel good treat! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/10/2003
This is a pretty average sugar cookie recipe. The cookies are pretty soft out of the oven but get fairly flaky and crispy after they cool completely. My 20 month old son loved them- they didn't fall apart when he munched on them. Not quite what I was looking for but not bad. Easy for a quick snack. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/29/2002
Easy and fast and a good opportunity to use that butter-flavor crisco. Pretty much like a shortbread. For my own touch I added a pinch of ginger. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/22/2003
it seemed like something was missing. They tasted like sweet bisquits. Maybe I did something wrong? Read More
(2)
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