The Absolute Best Cookie Recipe Ever

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Every time I make these cookies, they are gone within a day. You can make them crisp or chewy. I guarantee everyone will love them. For even better results, use a baking stone, they're great!

1
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
8 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs 32 mins
Total Time:
3 hrs
Servings:
24
Yield:
2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 cup shortening

  • 1 cup white sugar

  • 3 eggs

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar

Directions

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

  2. In a large bowl, cream together the shortening and white sugar. beat in the eggs one at a time then stir in the vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda and cream of tartar; stir into the sugar mixture to form a dough. On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out to 1/4 inch in thickness. Cut into desired shapes with cookie cutters. Place cookies 1 1/2 inches apart onto cookie sheets.

  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)

175 Calories
9g Fat
21g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 175
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 2g 12%
Cholesterol 23mg 8%
Sodium 62mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 7%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 8g
Protein 2g
Calcium 6mg 0%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 67mg 1%

* 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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