Soft Sugar CookiesFrom cakelady 7 years ago
- 3 eggs (room temp, if possible) shopping list
- 2 C white sugar shopping list
- 1/2 C shortening (I use non-hydrogenated, organic shortening) shopping list
- 3/4 C butter (room temp) shopping list
- 1 1/2 C buttermilk shopping list
- 1 tsp vanilla shopping list
- 1/2 tsp almond extract (optional) shopping list
- 8 C all purpose white flour shopping list
- 1 tsp baking soda shopping list
- 1 tsp salt shopping list
- frosting of your choice or colored sugars for decorating shopping list
- any cookie cutter shapes you want to use shopping list
How to make it
- In your mixing bowl, cream together butter, shortening, and sugar until fluffy. (medium speed)
- Add eggs, one at a time, until incorporated. (medium speed)
- Add vanilla.
- Add almond (if using).
- Scrape the bowl well.
- Add the buttermilk and mix well. (Low speed)
- In a seperate bowl, wisk together flour, salt, and soda.
- On low speed, incorporate flour mixture into wet ingredients, until well mixed, but don't beat in a lot of air.
- Scrape bowl well and give it a good mix.
- Chill the dough for 2 to 3 hours, until firm and easy to work with.
- Roll out 1/4 inch, and cut with your favorite shapes and place on a greased cookie sheet, about 1 1/2 inches apart.
- Bake at 350 degrees F, for about 6 minutes.
- You don't want the cookies to get brown on the edges, this will mean that they are a litlle over-done, and you'll want to bake them a little less.
- The cookies should fluff up and still be white when they are done.
- You may have to adjust the time one or two minutes, depending on your oven.
- If you over bake these, they will be drier than you want. If they seem doughy in the middle, after they are cooled, you may want to try a minute or two longer.
The Cookcakelady Murray, UT
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Oh wow, these sound like the iced cookies you can buy in the grocery stores, love them so much. Great post. Would you share your Almond Buttercream Frosting also :0henrie in Savannah loved it
As usual,so proffetional.Thanks for sharing.ahmed1 in Cairo loved it
Sounds so good!shirleyoma in Cove loved it