Allison's White Sugar Cookies

Recipe by Acerast
READY IN: 4hrs
YIELD: 4 dozen




  • In a mixing bowl, cream shortening and sugar.
  • Add eggs; mix well.
  • Dissolve baking soda in hot water; add to mixture.
  • Blend in vanilla and sour cream.
  • Add flour, baking powder and salt; mix well.
  • Cover and chill dough for at least 2 hours.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Line cookie sheets with parchment paper. (I buy in bulk from the local food service store - a great price and less grease and clean-up).
  • On a lightly floured surface, roll dough to desired thickness (1/8-inch for crispy and 1/4-inch for softer cookies).
  • Optional - sprinkle cookies at this point with colored sugar. To make cookies to frost, bake them plain.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes, until edges are lightly browned.
  • Decorate with your favorite frostings and decorative candies.