Sunday, October 19, 2008

sugar cookies.

i don't like crunchy cookies. not at all. my grandpa did, & i'd bring him batches of cookies that i had burned--err, purposely made crispy for him. but not me. and so you can imagine my joy when we came upon this oh-so-soft sugar cookie recipe. a recipe so yummy i honestly couldn't believe that they came from our kitchen & not one of those little pre-made-pop-in-the-oven packages.

Soft Sugar Cookies

1/3 cup butter or margarine

1/3 cup shortening

3/4 cup sugar

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 egg

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 cups all-purpose flour

preheat oven to 375. Beat butter & shortening on medium-high for 30 seconds. Add sugar, baking powder, & dash of salt. Beat until combined, scraping bowl. Beat in egg & vanilla. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Sir in remaining flour. Divide dough in half. If necessary, cover & chill dough for 3 hours or until easy to handle (we didn't...they turned out fine).

roll 'em out on floured surface.

bake for 7-10 minutes or until edges are firm & bottoms lightly browned.

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