Total Time
1hr 15mins
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!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream butter and shortening.
  2. blend sugars, add egg.
  3. Mix Flour and baking soda and cream of tartar.
  4. Add vanilla.
  5. Drop dough by spoonfuls on cookie sheet.
  6. Press down.
  7. Put fork in sugar before pressing.
  8. Bake at 325 degrees for 10 to 15 minutes.
Most Helpful

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.

Michelle S. July 01, 2009

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!

Debbb June 28, 2009

These are a heavenly little take on sugar cookies.

CoffeeMom September 15, 2005