Aunt Edna's Sugar Cookies

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Recipe by Bridget Leigh

My husband's aunt worked as a personal chef for many years. She was one of those incredible people who never measured anything, everything had become second nature. I convinced her to measure everything when she baked a batch--and I was lucky to get a written copy of this before she passed away. They are the most delicious soft sugar cookies I have ever had. :o)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large bowl, cream sugar and shortening together.
  2. Add salt and eggs and mix well.
  3. Add vanilla and mix well.
  4. Add flour, baking soda, baking powder and sour cream and mix well.
  5. Roll the dough out to 1/4" to 3/8" thick, and cut cookies out in whatever shape you wish. Transfer cookies to a cookie sheet, and bake at 350 degrees F for 10 minutes.
  6. Sprinkle with sugar. Cool on a wire rack.

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