Sugar Cookies
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Serves: 3½ Dozen
  • ⅓ Cup Butter or Margarine, softened
  • ⅓ Cup Shortening
  • ¾ Cup Sugar
  • 1 Teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla
  • 2 Cups All Purpose Flour
  • Green & Red Sugar For Decoration or anything you desire for decorating!
  1. Beat butter & shortening on medium-high speed for 30 seconds. Add sugar, baking powder and a dash of salt. Beat till combined, scraping bowl. Beat in egg & vanilla. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with hand mixer, stir in rest of flour by hand.
  2. If you have a stand mixer you can add all the flour without needing to stir any in by hand.
  3. Divide dough in half. Cover & chill dough for 3 hours till overnight, or till easy to handle.
  4. On a lightly floured surface, roll half the dough at a time to ⅛ inch thickness. Use cookie cutters or biscuit cutter to cut into desired shapes.
  5. Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake in a 375 degree oven for 7-8 minutes or till edges are firm and bottoms are lightly browned. Cool on rack. Decorate however you desire.
Recipe by I'm At Home Baking! at