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Simple Sugar Cookies

Rated as 3.75 out of 5 Stars

"One of the simplest sugar cookies ever! When baked, they are delicious and it's hard to keep them in the cookie jar for long...because everyone eats them too quickly."
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Ingredients

servings 160
Original recipe yields 18 servings (3 dozen)

Directions

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  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lightly grease cookie sheets.
  2. Mix sugar, shortening, egg, honey, and lemon extract.
  3. Stir in remaining ingredients and mix well.
  4. Roll dough 1/4 inch thick. Use cookie cutters to cut into desired shapes. Place 1 inch apart on lightly greased cookie sheet. Bake 7 to 8 minutes or until no indentation remains when touched. Cool and decorate.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 160 calories; 4.3 28.6 2.4 10 139 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

I decorated my cookies with vanilla frosting, so I substituted the lemon extract with vanilla. The honey is a great addition, and they turn out really crispy and keep forever.

Most helpful critical review

Not a sweet dough, it makes a good cookie for icing/decorating. Dough was dry and hard to work. I added less flour, which made them much easier to roll and handle.

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Not a sweet dough, it makes a good cookie for icing/decorating. Dough was dry and hard to work. I added less flour, which made them much easier to roll and handle.

I decorated my cookies with vanilla frosting, so I substituted the lemon extract with vanilla. The honey is a great addition, and they turn out really crispy and keep forever.

I had to use wheat flour, but they were great anyhow! Hillary

I don't know if I did something wrong or what, but the dough was so gooey, we couldn't roll it. We ended up rolling them into balls and flattening them to make simple round cookies. I didn't lik...

I've used this recipe for many years and love it. The only thing I do is cut back a little on the lemon. Because of the honey these cookies turn out darker and with so much more flavor than regu...

This is a great recipe, quick, easy and fun! Try it with white icing.

im sorry. i dont know what in the world i did wrong, because whatever it is i mustve done SOMETHING really bad cause my cookies turned out horrible. the dough was dry and crumbly and hard to wor...

We had to use a lot more flour than the recipe said, otherwise it would have been too sticky to use cookie cutters with. We used about an extra 2 cups of flour. This is a basic sugar cookie re...

OMG!! it was so good! but instead of shortening we used butter and instead of lemon extract we used vanilla extract and then added real lemon juice. We also doubled the recipe.