The Ultimate Sugar Cookies

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READY IN: 1hr 9mins
SERVES: 10-12
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Heat oven to 375.
  • Combine sugar and shortening in large bowl.
  • Beat at medium speed of electric mixer until well blended.
  • Add eggs, syrup, and vanilla and beat well.
  • Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add gradually to creamed mixture at low speed.
  • Mix until well blended.
  • Divide dough into quarters.
  • Refrigerate 1 hour.
  • Keep refrigerated until ready to roll.
  • Spread 1 tablespoon of flour on large sheet of waxed paper.
  • Flatten dough slightly, turn over, and cover with another sheet of waxed paper.
  • Roll dough into 1/4 inch thickness.
  • Cut out with floured cutter.
  • Transfer to ungreased baking sheet, 2 inches apart.
  • Sprinkle with decors or leave plain to frost when cooled.
  • Bake for 5 to 9 minutes (bake smaller, thinner cutouts closer 5 minutes and larger cutouts closer to 9 minutes).
  • Cool 2 minutes on baking sheet.
  • Remove to counter, cool, and frost if desired.
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