Mom's Sugar Cookies

READY IN: 20mins
Recipe by Divinemom5

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!

Top Review by MizzNezz

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!

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.

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