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Sugar Cookies

the best sugar cookie I have ever had - easy and delicious / makes about 5 dozen 3" cookies


  • cups sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • ½ cup shortening
  • ½ cup butter softened
  • 3 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 2 large eggs
  • ¾ cup heavy cream
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 7 cups cake flour
  • 2 tablespoons baking powder


  • Cream the first five ingredients until smooth. Add eggs one at a time, scraping down the bowl.
  • Add cream and vanilla and mix slightly. Sift the cake flour and baking powder and add to the mix. Making sure to not over mix.
  • Chill dough overnight, working in quarters, roll out to ¼ inch thickness and cut out shapes using cookie cutters of any shape.
  • If you don’t have time to decorate with icing you can brush a little milk on each cookie and sprinkle with sugar. Or leave as is, that's how my husband likes them
  • Icing - 2 cups of confectioners sugar with a little milk, it should be thick and just thin enough so it flows out of a pastry bag. if you want color; separate the icing into different bowls. add a drop of two of the color you are looking for
  • pre-heat oven to 385°F
    Bake for 10 minutes - be careful to not over bake - cookies should be lightly baked and will be crispy on the outside and soft on the inside.