Favorite Sugar Cookies

Favorite Sugar Cookies

These Sugar Cookies are a family favorite! I’ve been making these cookies my entire life, starting with my mom and grandmother when I was very young. We’ve continued the tradition with our kids as well and I hope it’s a recipe they want to make with their children someday.

We make these cookies many times every year. These get created for most holidays and special events. We have a big collection of cookie cutters so we can make a big variety of shapes.

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Favorite Sugar Cookies Recipe

Yield: 2 1/2 dozen

Favorite Sugar Cookies

Favorite Sugar Cookies

These are our favorite sugar cookies. This recipe has been handed down through the generations of my family and is a tradition for us to make at most holidays and special events. We adore these cookies!


  • 1 cup shortening, not butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 2 3/4 cup all-purpose flour, sifted
  • 3/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda


  1. Cream shortening and sugar well. Beat in eggs and vanilla.
  2. Gradually blend in dry ingredients which have been sifted together.
  3. Chill dough at least 3 hours but best if chilled over night.
  4. Roll to 1/8 to 1/4 inch thick on lightly floured pastry canvas.
  5. Cut cookies with floured cookie cutters. Bake on ungreased cookie sheet at 375 degrees for 8-10 minutes.

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Favorite Sugar Cookies
Favorite Sugar Cookies

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