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I’ve rarely met a sugar cookie that I didn’t like.

This recipe came with no mixing instructions. It started with, “Drop on cookie sheet”. So I have arranged the instructions according to how I would make this cookie.

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How to Make Sugar Cookies

Sugar Cookies


  • 2 Cup granulated sugar
  • 1 Cup shortening (or other fat)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 Cup buttermilk
  • 4 Cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp vanilla


  • Preheat oven to 375°
  • In large bowl, beat together the shortening (or other fat) and sugar, add in eggs, and vanilla. Mix
  • Stir in buttermilk
  • Sift in dry ingredients
  • Drop onto baking sheet (You can line with parchment or silicone non-stick mat
  • Bake 8 - 10 minutes
  • Remove from oven and allow to cook 2 - 3 minutes before transferring cookies from baking sheet
Course: Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Baking, Christmas Cookies, cookies, Holiday Baking, Sugar Cookies
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