Prep 15 mins
Cook 1 hr
I adopted this recipe and when I finally got around to making it I was very impressed! My roomates devoured these cookies and described them as a cross between short bread and sugar cookies. They have a very light taste but are a crispier cookies. A great treat!
- 1⁄2 cup butter
- 1⁄2 cup shortening
- 1⁄2 cup brown sugar
- 1⁄2 cup sugar
- 1 egg
- 2 1⁄4 cups flour
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- Cream butter and shortening.
- blend sugars, add egg.
- Mix Flour and baking soda and cream of tartar.
- Add vanilla.
- Drop dough by spoonfuls on cookie sheet.
- Press down.
- Put fork in sugar before pressing.
- Bake at 325 degrees for 10 to 15 minutes.
These are really good cookies. They remind me much more of sugar cookies than shortbread however. I got closer to 6 dozen as I rolled the dough into about 1 inch balls before pressing with the fork. The brown sugar adds a bit more depth than your regular sugar cookie. A nice little change up from the ordinary.
I agree with the first poster - very similar to sugar cookies but with a brown sugar variation. Cookies are soft & chewy or nice & crunchy depending on your bake time. This is a great little recipe for a quick snack using very common ingredients!
These are a heavenly little take on sugar cookies.