This is totally my go to sugar cookie recipe. my old high school friend posted it 2 years ago! And while making some super snazzy pumpkin sugar cookies I decided it was about time we do this recipe some justice and showcase them!
They are always soft and flakey- thick or thin, big or small they turn out great.
Just be careful not to overcook them! right? isn't that always the trick with sugar cookies?
If you wait till they are golden brown look your typical choc chip cookie you have probably cooked them too long.
With all these fabulouso parties just around the holiday corner try this delicioso recipe.
1/2 cup shortening
1/4 cup Butter or margarine
1 cup sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
2 2/3 cups flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. nutmeg
1/2 cup sour creamMix shortening and butter/margerine, sugar, egg and vanilla thoroughly.
Blend in remaining ingredients. Divide dough, cover, and chill for a few hours.
(if it is chilled for a few hours you will be able to do cut-outs. If you are in a hurry, they will probably be a little too sticky for cutting out, but it will still work for flattening out in a circle)
Roll out on floured surface, about 1/4 inch thick. Cut in desired shapes and place on ungreased baking sheet. Bake in pre-heated oven at 350º F. for 6-8 minutes (the edges will be just turning golden). May be dropped by spoonfuls on cookie sheet and flattened with a glass which has been dipped in sugar. Bake 10-12 minutes if you use this way.