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The Ultimate Sugar Cookie


3/4 cup Golden Crisco or Butter-flavored Crisco (shortening)
1 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1-1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
Coloured decorations or icing

Cream Crisco, sugar, eggs and vanilla in large mixer bowl at medium speed of electric mixer until light and creamy. Cmbine flour, baking powder and salt. Add to creamed mixture, mixing on low speed until well blended. Cover dough and chill 1 hour, if desired, for easy rolling. Preheat oven to 375F. Roll half of dough at a time. Roll out dough on lightly floured surface to 1/4-inch thickness. Using a cookie cutter, cut in desired shapes. Place on ungreased baking sheets. Roll leftover pieces. Sprinkle with coloured decorations or leave plain to decorate when cool. Bake at 375F for 8 to 10 minutes, or until edges are light brown. (Time will vary with cookie size.) Cool slightly, then remove to cooling rack.

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Reviews of The Ultimate Sugar Cookie:

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  A cookie baker  Dec 23, 2012
Would not make this again.
although these cookies taste good, mine came out incredibly hard even after lowering baking time and temperature. i even made the cookies thicker and they still came out just as hard 2 stars

  Lauren in PA  Jul 9, 2012
Would make this again.
This is a wonderful recipe! my family loves them so much that they are now a necessity for every occasion! 5 stars

  claudia frederick in pa.  Dec 19, 2011
Would make this again.
I love these sugar cookies my husband whats me to make about 20 doz i don't think so my whole family loves these...i make them every year...thanks for this wonderful receipt... 5 stars

  Andrea in CA  Dec 4, 2011
Would make this again.
These turned out great! I used 1/2 tsp vanilla and 1/2 tsp almond like suggested and it is perfect! 5 stars

  Lauren in Canada  Nov 13, 2011
Would make this again.
Great cookies! But just wondering, do you have to chill them in the fridge? 5 stars

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