Soft Sugar Cookies

Soft Sugar Cookies

an easy sugar cookie recipe, that you don't have to roll out

Ingredients
  

  • 2/3 cup shortening
  • 2/3 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar for decoration

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  • In a medium bowl, cream together the butter, shortening and sugar.
  • Stir in the eggs and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt.
  • Stir into the creamed mixture until dough comes together.
  • Roll dough into walnut sized balls and roll the balls in sugar.
  • Place them on an unprepared cookie sheet about 2 inches apart.
  • Bake cookies 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven, until bottom is light brown.
  • Remove from baking sheets to cool on wire racks.