World Famous Paradise Bakery Sugar Cookies

READY IN: 55mins




  • Preheat oven to 375°.
  • In a medium bowl, cream together the sugars and shortening using an electric mixer.
  • Mix on slow speed 30 seconds, then scrape down the bowl with a spatula.
  • Increase speed to medium and mix for 3 minutes.
  • Slowly add vanilla and beaten egg while mixing.
  • In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Gradually add the flour mixture to the mixing bowl, mixing on slow speed until just blended. Do not overmix.
  • Scoop with an ice-cream scoop and roll in sugar.
  • Place directly on cookie sheet. Flatten slightly with palm of hand.
  • Bake at 375° for 9-10 minutes. Cookies are done when small cracks appear and are pale golden. Ideally, the edges do not brown.