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Soft Sugar Cookie Recipe: The Dough

Soft Sugar Cookie Recipe: The Dough

This soft sugar cookie recipe is great when you don’t have time to spend rolling out cookies. Cake-like in texture and puffy it’s like a sugary little pillow of deliciousness.

I have used Butter and Margarine with equal success. To make Sour Milk, simply add 1 Tablespoon of Lemon Juice to the cup of Milk. Easy, peasy!

While I love a good frosted sugar cookie, these can’t be beat in terms of preparation. Church cookbook recipes are the best! Enjoy!

Soft Sugar Cookie Recipe

Soft Sugar Cookie Recipe

Rating: 51

Ingredients

  • 2 Cup Sugar
  • 1/2 Cup Shortening
  • 1/2 Cup Margarine or Butter, Softened
  • 3 Eggs
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla or Nutmeg
  • 1 Cup Sour Milk or Buttermilk
  • 2 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 4 to 6 Cups All-Purpose Flour

Instructions

  1. 350* oven.
  2. Combine Sugar, Shortening, and Butter (or Margarine).
  3. Add in Eggs and Vanilla Extract or Nutmeg.
  4. Dissolve Baking Soda in 1/8 Cup Boiling Water. Add in Sour Milk, Dissolved Baking Soda, and Baking Powder.
  5. Use 4 to 6 Cups All-Purpose Flour. The more Flour, the flatter the cookie. I prefer 4 1/2 to 5 Cups of Flour. Mix just until combined.
  6. Using a 1 1/2 Tablespoon Cookie Dough Scoop, measure out dough. Plop it down a few inches apart--the less flour you use, the more they will spread.
  7. Top with Sprinkles for a fun touch.
  8. Bake from 15-18 minutes depending on the heat of your oven. The edges will brown and the Soft Sugar Cookies will firm up.
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3 comments

  1. I’m sorry, I don’t know what those taste like. They are easy enough to mix together so I’d give it a try and find out! :)

  2. Growing up I in North Judson I remember going to my grandparents house and Grandpa would be eating a huge soft sugar cookie. Or he also loved molasses cookies…as do I lol. I guess I took after my Grandpa lol.
    But each time I eat one of those two cookies I think of my wonderful Grandpa.

  3. Are these similar to the cookies that Roselyn Bakery out of Indianapolis used to sell? I used to love those and was bummed when I found out they went out of business.

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