This is our school's recipe for soft sugar cookies...you may leave as is or add sprinkles or frost them. Buttermilk can be substituted for the sour milk. You will need at least a 20 quart mixer or a very large bowl to make the full recipe.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
10 mins
additional:
35 mins
total:
1 hr
Servings:
236
Yield:
20 dozen cookies
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Ingredients

236
Original recipe yields 236 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line baking sheets with parchment paper.

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  • In a large bowl, cream together butter, shortening and white sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs a few at a time, then stir in the vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda and salt; stir into the creamed mixture alternately with the sour milk. Use a size 16 cookie scoop or 1/4 cup measure to scoop out cookies onto the prepared cookie sheets. Cookies should be spaced at least 3 inches apart. Test a couple in the oven to see how much they spread, then see if they need to be flattened before the bake.

  • Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven, until the bottoms begin to turn golden. Let cool on baking sheets.

Nutrition Facts

126 calories; protein 2g 4% DV; carbohydrates 20.1g 7% DV; fat 4.3g 7% DV; cholesterol 18.5mg 6% DV; sodium 110.6mg 4% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
04/06/2005
Wonderful! I have been looking for such a recipe for a very long time -sugar cookies that are soft and stay soft! Yummmmm - they are delicious! The larger size is fun too. I made them to celebrate my daughters 4th birthday at school - I piped icing on ("Really good frosting" from this site). The kids loved them - (they all ate them as opposed to my previous experiences where I took cupcakes and they licked the frosting off and threw the cupcakes away!:- ) I scaled the recipe down to 26 servings and it made 15 large cookies. Thanks!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
05/03/2005
I didn't care for this at all. It tasted like a cross between bread and yellow cake. Was not very sweet at all. After I tried one I didn't even bother baking the next tray of cookies. Read More
(3)
9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
04/05/2005
Wonderful! I have been looking for such a recipe for a very long time -sugar cookies that are soft and stay soft! Yummmmm - they are delicious! The larger size is fun too. I made them to celebrate my daughters 4th birthday at school - I piped icing on ("Really good frosting" from this site). The kids loved them - (they all ate them as opposed to my previous experiences where I took cupcakes and they licked the frosting off and threw the cupcakes away!:- ) I scaled the recipe down to 26 servings and it made 15 large cookies. Thanks!! Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
01/06/2008
This recipe is soooo close to what I have been looking for. Growing up near the michigan indiana border I grew up with amish sugar cookies and can not find a recipe for them now. Could be the same but maybe when I cut the recipe way down I need to do some tweaking to it now. SO soft and sweet (I do remember the recipe calling for brown sugar so I cut sugar in 1/2 and subbed in brown sugar) They leveled off nicely for a drop cookie. I was worried with the first tray because my 3 year old dropped the cookies but they still turned out round and smooth. Great recipe!!! Read More
(5)
Rating: 4 stars
09/03/2003
My family loved them. They especially liked the size. They liked them w/o frosting. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/10/2003
this is very good Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
05/03/2005
I didn't care for this at all. It tasted like a cross between bread and yellow cake. Was not very sweet at all. After I tried one I didn't even bother baking the next tray of cookies. Read More
(3)
Rating: 4 stars
03/31/2009
Very soft tasty cookie but they spread and thinned out too much. I'd go easy on the milk or add a little more flour next time. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/15/2009
This is a cake style cookie. I'm giving it 4 stars because personally I don't care as much for the cake style cookies but in their class they are pretty good. They are cheap easy and use sour milk all good reasons I'll probably make them again. I keep a list of recipes that use sour milk for the inevitable occurrence of milk going sour on me. Never throw it out! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/01/2011
Since I hate chilling and rolling out dough I was delighted to find a drop cookie recipe that is very tasty easy to make and bake. Love the soft and chewy texture. Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/29/2011
I just made these this afternoon and my husband said they are the best batch I've made to date. I love the soft cake style...they are great even without frosting! Read More
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