Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

This recipe comes from "A Collection Of The Very Finest Recipes Ever Assembled Into One Cookbook". From 1979. These are amazing cookies. I love sugar cookies, and was skeptical when I saw this recipe, but I thought I'd give it the benefit of the doubt, and just let me say, they are WONDERFUL. *NOTE*: Use fork tines dipped in brown sugar to form. It leaves a nice light "crust" if you will on top.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream shortening and sugar; add eggs, water and vanilla.
  2. Sift dry ingredients and mix well.
  3. We take little balls of dough and mash down with fork; or you can roll it out and cut with cookie cutter.
  4. Bake 8 to 10 minutes at 350°.
  5. A vanilla or caramel icing is good; or sprinkle brown sugar or coconut on top before baking.


Most Helpful

Oh..these are a wonderful tasting sugar cookie. I've made regular sugar cookies b/f, but never just by adding brown sugar. What a great concept. I love the added cinnamon too. :-) So moist and chewy. The family doesn't like crunchy cookies and so this were perfect!~

CoffeeB June 01, 2009

They taste now like scones.

Micheal S. January 29, 2017

Freaking awesome! I used half real butter, half butter flavored crisco, left out the cinnamon, and added a package of the butterfinger baking bits and about half a six ounce package of chopped pecans. OMG, they are SO, SO, good!

sarah cassill January 24, 2016

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