World Famous Paradise Bakery Sugar Cookies

Photo by Darlene C.

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

3

dozen small cookies

PREP TIME

--

minutes

TOTAL TIME

--

minutes

SERVINGS

3

servings

Ingredients

  • 1

    cup granulated sugar

  • 1

    cup powdered sugar

  • 2

    cups shortening

  • 3/4

    teaspoon vanilla

  • 1

    large egg, beaten

  • 4 1/3

    cups cake flour

  • 3/4

    teaspoon baking soda

  • 3/4

    teaspoon baking powder

  • 1/4

    teaspoon salt

  • sugar, for decorating

Directions

1 Preheat oven to 375°. 2 In a medium bowl, cream together the sugars and shortening using an electric mixer. 3 Mix on slow speed 30 seconds, then scrape down the bowl with a spatula. 4 Increase speed to medium and mix for 3 minutes. 5 Slowly add vanilla and beaten egg while mixing. 6 In a separate bowl, combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Gradually add the flour mixture to the mixing bowl, mixing on slow speed until just blended. Do not overmix. 7 Scoop with an ice-cream scoop and roll in sugar. 8 Place directly on cookie sheet. Flatten slightly with palm of hand. 9 Bake at 375° for 9-10 minutes. Cookies are done when small cracks appear and are pale golden. Ideally, the edges do not brown.

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