Betty's Sugar Cookies

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These are the cookies that my mom used to make every Christmas time.

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Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
Servings:
48
Yield:
4 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 cup shortening

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • ½ cup brown sugar

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract

  • 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ cup colored sugar for decoration

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.

  2. In a large bowl, cream together the shortening, white sugar and brown sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time then stir in the vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; blend into the creamed mixture. Roll dough into 1/2 inch balls and place them 1 inch apart onto the prepared cookie sheets. Flatten each ball slightly and sprinkle with colored sugar.

  3. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

80 Calories
5g Fat
9g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 48
Calories 80
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 6%
Cholesterol 8mg 3%
Sodium 41mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 1g
Calcium 3mg 0%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 11mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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