Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

Makes a big, tender cookie for those who don't like crispy sugar cookies. Great for any holiday. My mom would kill me if she knew I was posting this recipe-it's a family don't tell!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large mixing bowl, cream sugar, shortening and eggs.
  2. Add 1 cup flour, soda, salt, and baking powder.
  3. Combine milk and vanilla.
  4. Add to creamed mixture alternately with remaining 4 cups flour.
  5. Cover and chill at least 1 hour.
  6. Roll onto lightly floured surface 1/4 inch thick.
  7. Cut with desired shapes.
  8. Bake on ungreased cookies sheets at 400°F for 8-10 minutes or until edges just begin to turn light golden brown.
  9. Cool and frost with favorite frosting.
Most Helpful

5 5

These cookies are so good! They're nice and soft with a not too sweet taste. I just cut them in rounds and after baking, I sprinkled them with powdered sugar. Very easy recipe! I will make these again. Thanks Laura!

5 5

These are very good cookies for cutouts as they don't rise to much. Also I only used 1/2 cup milk. One batch I used Sunny Delight instead of milk, everybody loved them.

4 5

These were very soft cookies. My kids ate them even without the frosting! They stored well but didn't last long in our house. Thanks for posting.