The Queen’s Kitchen


Best Sugar Cookies Ever! December 20, 2007

Filed under: Dessert — Carrie @ 3:28 pm

These are a soft drop sugar cookie. I don’t even like sugar cookies, but these rock my world.

Soft Sugar Cookies


2/3 cup shortening

2/3 cup butter

1 1/2 cups white sugar

2 eggs

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 teaspoon almond extract

3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour (one time I made them with only 3 ¼ cup flour and liked that batch better)

2 teaspoons baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

1/3 cup granulated sugar for decoration (I don’t do this step)


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

In a medium bowl, cream together the butter, shortening and sugar. Stir in the eggs, almond and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt, stir into the creamed mixture until dough comes together. Roll dough into walnut sized balls and roll the balls in sugar. Place them on an unprepared cookie sheet about 2 inches apart. (I prefer to use a cookie dough scoop).

Bake cookies 8-10minutes in the preheated oven, until bottom is light brown. Remove from baking sheets to cool on wire racks.

Alternate: Over low heat, melt together a bag of chocolate chips and a can of sweetened condensed milk. Stir in 2 t. of vanilla. Scoop cookie dough onto tray and make a depression in each cookie. Put a drop of this chocolate fudge mixture in each depression before baking. I call these Fudge Drop Cookies.


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