Best sugar cookie recipe? Cookie storage tips?

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Question by Isla14: Best sugar cookie recipe? Cookie storage tips?
I’m looking for the best sugar cookie recipe out there to include on my cookie platters this year. Any good receipes to share? Also, does anyone know the storage life of sugar cookies? And what’s the trick to keeping choc chip cookies soft and moist a few days after baking? Thanks!

Best answer:

Answer by roxyfoxy
INGREDIENTS
2/3 cup shortening
2/3 cup butter
1 1/2 cups white sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup granulated sugar for decoration
DIRECTIONS
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
In a medium bowl, cream together the butter, shortening and sugar. Stir in the eggs and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt, stir into the creamed mixture until dough comes together. Roll dough into walnut sized balls and roll the balls in sugar. Place them on an unprepared cookie sheet about 2 inches apart.
Bake cookies 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven, until bottom is light brown. Remove from baking sheets to cool on wire racks.

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  1. Sugar PIe says:

    Sugar cookies will last 4-6 days, if tightly wrapped adn airtight.

    To keep CC cookies soft, use a mixture of shortening and butter, not all butter.

    Sugar Cookies, Best in the World

    3 cups all purpose flour (Unbleached is the best IMO rf)
    1/2 tsp salt
    1/2 tsp baking powder
    1/2 tsp nutmeg
    20 TBLS unsalted butter softened but firm
    1 cup sugar
    1 large egg
    2 tsp vanilla

    Preheat oven to 375ºF. Whisk dry (first 4) ingredients together, set aside. Cream butter and sugar. Add egg and vanilla. Blend in dry ingredients just until incorporated. Chill dough at least two hours. Roll out half of the dough 1/4 inch thick and cut out. (or some into a ball and pressed into circle w/ bottom of a glass) Place 1” apart on greased baking sheet. Bake in middle rack of oven for 10 minutes.

  2. ATL girl!!! says:

    WORLDS BEST COOKIES

    INGREDIENTS

    1cup powdered sugar
    1 cup white sugar
    1 cup oleo or butter
    2 eggs
    2 teaspoons vanilla
    1 cup cooking oil
    1 teaspoon salt
    1 teaspoon baking soda
    5 cups flour
    1 teaspoon cream of tartar
    Cream sugar, oleo and oil until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs. Sift dry ingredients together. Add first mixture to second and mix well. Roll into balls. Press with glass dipped in sugar. Bake at 350° F for 15 to 20 minutes on an ungreased cookie sheet

  3. Think About It says:

    Go with snickerdoodles. They are very similar to sugar cookies. There is a recipe on this site.

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