Soft Batch Sugar Cookies
1/2 cup butter *Real Butter, not margarine*
1/2 cup Crisco Butter Flavor shortening
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking poweder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
additional sugar if desired for sprinkling over cookies.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
In a mixing bow, cream butter, shortening and sugar. Add egg and vanilla. Mix well.
In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder and baking soda. Gradually add to the creamed mixture.
Roll out dough to desired thickness. (Mine are usually around 1/4 inch thick.) Using cookie cutters, press firmly into the dough until the cookie has passed all the way through.
Place each cut out on a greased cookie sheet. Bake for 6 to 7 minutes. *The cookies will look like they aren’t completely baked. This is when I like to pull them out, then let them finish baking on the cookie sheet out of the oven. You will get a much softer cookie this way! If you like, sprinkle additional sugar on cookies while they are still cooling. If you are going to ice them, skip this step.
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