Old Fashioned Sugar Cookies
A simple sugar cookie recipe with vintage flair.
Servings: 30 cookies
- ½ cup unsalted butter softened to room temperature
- ½ cup shortening
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 ¼ cups all purpose flour
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- Coarse/ colored sugar for rolling
Preheat oven to 375 or (350 convection). Prepare two baking sheets by lining with parhcment paper.
Cream butter, shortening, and sugar in stand mixer for about 3 minutes, until creamy and fluffy. Scrape down sides and combine again. Add egg and vanilla, mix on medium until combine.
Combine the flour, salt, baking soda, and baking powder in a separate mixing bowl. On low speed, slowly add the flour mixture to butter mixture until combined.
Roll into tablespoon-sized balls and place on parchment lined baking sheets. (Dough will be soft.) Gently flatten with a glass. Sprinkle with colored sugar. (Alternatively, roll in sugar before baking for sugar on both sides.)
Bake 11-13 minutes, or until set. They will be light in color but the edges should be starting to turn golden. Store in cookie jar up to 3 days or freeze fully baked up to 1 month.
Roll in colored sugar for holiday charm.
Fully baked and cooled cookies freeze very well, as do unbaked balls of cookie dough.
Calories: 125kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 67mg | Potassium: 12mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 102IU | Calcium: 7mg | Iron: 1mg