Bakery Sugar Cookies

World Famous Paradise Bakery Sugar Cookies with Magnolia Bakery Buttercream Frosting

Photo by Trudy B.

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

Ingredients

  • 1

    cup granulated sugar

  • 1

    cup powdered sugar

  • 2

    cups vegetable 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

  • 3

    tsp. orange zest (not flavoring) optional

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 if decorating with sugar only 8) Place directly on cookie sheet. 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. Magnolia Bakery Buttercream Frosting Ingredients: 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened 6 to 8 cups confectioners' sugar 1/2 cup milk 2 teaspoons vanilla extract Beat all together until smooth and creamy.

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