Best Ever Sugar Cookies Recipe

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Categories: American, Cookie, Dessert

Submitted By: The Spice House.

Best Ever Sugar Cookies Notes

We aquired this recipe from one of our Milwaukee customers.

  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract
Preparation Instructions

Cream the butter and shortening together with a mixer. Then mix the sugar and eggs in with the butter mixture. In a separate bowl, mix flour, cream of tartar and baking soda. Slowly add the sifted flour mixture into the butter mixture. Blend in extracts. Roll in small balls and place on a cookie sheet. Flatten the balls with the bottom of a glass dipped in sugar. Bake for 8-10 minutes in a 350 degree oven.

Quick Shopping List

Cream of Tartar
Very Fine Powder, in a glass jar
1/2 cup shaker jar, net wt. 4 oz.
Madagascar "Bourbon Islands" Pure Single-Strength Vanilla Extract
Pure Extract
4 fluid oz.
Lemon Extract
Pure Extract
4 oz.

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Janice H. Said:

I have been making this recipe for a long time and it is a favorite. Last time I made them I added cinnamon and cardamom to the sugar used for dipping the glass in. Jan

Make it Again? Janice H. would make this recipe again.

Jeannette M. Said:

These cookies were a hit among friends and family. I added an extra teaspoon of lemon extract next batch though to give it more of a lemon flavor.

Make it Again? Jeannette M. would make this recipe again.