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Made these for a neighbor's Halloween cookout. Used my usual cookie scoop and baked on Silpat. Took 13 -15 minutes for each cookie sheet ! I allowed space for them to spread, and got over 48 sizable cookies ! they are good enough, but was surprised I have better recipes -- which DON'T take 1 pound of butter !! Thanks for posting.
These were good but we did not care for the shortening flavour. I did cook them with an inverted rosebud in each cookie which looked strange after they baked because the cookie was very flat. The melted chocolate tasted good on the cookie.
FABULOUS sugar cookie!!!! Really exceptional cookie in my house to elicit moans of pleasure after the first bite! THANK YOU!!!!
This recipe is exactly right and has not been altered. Be sure you are adding the 2 cups of shortening. Comes out perfectly every time and very yummy!
somebody has altered this recipe, it's suppose to be 3 1/3 cups of flour not 4 1/3. the first time i made them as the recipe says and they turned out dry and crumbly (but still good) so today i made them again with minus 1 cup of flour and FANTASTIC!!! and this time i used some cake flour and some whole wheat flour because i ran out of cake and they were still really, really, good.
Huh? I'm confused! I made these cookies exactly as said and the mix had so much flour , it turned into crumbs. Also, they could hardly be considered sweet. It seems like all the right ingredients in all the wrong ratios. this might have worked minus 2 cups of cake flour.
Wow, the cake flour does make a difference. These are melt in your mouth, tender and flavorful cookies. The next batch, I will skip the rolling in the sugar step because they are on the too sweet side. This is just personal preference though. Thanks for posting the recipe.
I don't know what happened, but these cookies turned out very dry. I even double and triple checked to make sure I used the correct amounts on all of the ingredients, and I definitely did everything exactly according to the recipe. The dough was so crumbly that it was hard to even form a ball with, and when I flattened it down on the cookie sheet the dough just fell apart. The finished product was okay, although just like the dough they were very dry and crumbly.
I got mixed reviews on this. I made the mistake of making them with butter flavored Crisco. Next time I'll stick to the recipe. Very nice and tender cookies. Easy to decorate. I did as another review did and with some of my cookies I dipped them in cinnamon sugar to mimic a snicker doodle cookie. I also used vanilla and almond extract.
Dead on right! This is THE Paradise Bakery sugar cookie that we all LOVE! I feel like I've won the lottery finding this! YUM! I will not be calculating the points on this recipe...probably off the chart, but it's worth it every now and then!