Best Sugar Cookies

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Difficulty: Easy - for beginners


1/2 cup shortening
1 stick butter
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
2 1/2 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt


Cookie Dough:

Bake at 375 degrees for 8-10 minutes. You will take these out of the oven before you think they are done. This is the key to soft, moist cookies. (You will have to trust me on this.) If you take them out and the edges are brown, you cooked them a little too long.

1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup butter
1 tsp Clear Vanilla Extract
4 cups of powdered sugar (approx. 1 lb.)
2 T. milk
Cream butter and shortening with electric mixer. Add vanilla. Gradually ad sugar, one cupt at a time, beating well on medium speed. Scrape sides and bottom of bowl often. When all sugar has been mixed in, icing will appear dry. Add milk and beat at medium speed unti light and fluffy.


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