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Sunday, August 31, 2014

♥ Favorite Soft Sugar Cookies ♥

Recipe & photo from: cookiesandcups.com
Ingredients:
    Cookies
  • 10 Tbsp butter, room temperature
  • 2/3 cup vegetable shortening
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla (I used 1 tsp + 1 vanilla bean ~ totally optional)
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3 1/3 cups flour 

    Frosting
  • 1/2 cup vegetable shortening
  • 4 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 cup + 1 Tbsp milk

How to Make:
  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. Line baking sheet with parchment and set aside.
  3. Cream shortening and butter together until smooth, add in sugar and beat for 1 minute on medium speed.
  4. Beat in eggs and vanilla until smooth.
  5. Turn mixer to low and add in baking powder, salt and flour until just combined.
  6. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto lined baking sheet.
  7. Bake 8-10 minutes until cookies just start to get golden.
  8. Allow to cool on baking sheet for 3 minutes and then transfer to wire rack to continue cooling.
  9. Frosting
  10. In mixer beat shortening and powdered sugar together. Mixture will look like course sand.
  11. Slowly add in milk and vanilla. Beat for 2 minutes until smooth and fluffy.
  12. Color frosting if desired and spread onto cooled cookies.
Makes 26.

 

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