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Basic Sugar Cookies Recipe

I grew up eating the world’s most delicious sugar cookies every Christmas. In fact, my Grandmother named them after me because they didn’t last long if I was around.

This recipe is incredibly easy, very basic and extremely delicious. Your guests will think you bought them from the local bakery - and best of all, you'll know how easy they were to make!

Basic Sugar Cookies:

  • 2 cups Basic Cookie Mix (*recipe below)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Preheat your oven to 350. Mix all ingredients in a stand mixer. Roll in colored sugar (mix a dab of food coloring with ¼ cup sugar), cinnamon/sugar mix or just plain sugar. Place rolled cookies onto cookie sheet and press down on each with the palm of your hand for desired thickness. Bake 10-14 minutes, or until golden brown on edges.

Basic Cookie Mix (7-8 cups):

  • 6 cups sifted flour
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 pound Crisco (2 1/3 cup)

Sift flour and salt together into a bowl. Cut the Crisco into your dry mix with two knives. Store in a covered container until ready to use.

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