Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 9 mins

My favorite sugar cookie recipe was taken from Crisco and I play with it by adding different flavors. This is our favorite version.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine sugar and shortening in large bowl. I use a "cutting" tool. Add eggs, syrup, vanilla, orange, and lemon rind. Blend well.
  2. In a seperate bowl, combine flour, baking powder, soda and salt. Stir this well and then gradually add to sugar mixture.
  3. Form 4 balls and let chill at least an hour. Lightly flour surface of countertop, top of dough ball, and rolling pin and roll about 1/4 inch thick.
  4. Cut shapes and place on cookie sheet 1-2 inches apart.
  5. If I'm making small cookies I bake at 375F no longer than 5 minutes and for larger cookies no longer than 9.
  6. After these cool I ice them with an icing make from powdered sugar, skim milk, corn syrup and vanilla extract (plus food coloring) and decorate with white cream cheese icing.