Vanilla Sugar Cookies Recipe


Difficulty LevelEasyCuisine
DishMain Ingredient


 Flour2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs)
 Baking powder1 Teaspoon
 Salt1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Shortening1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Sugar1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
 Eggs2 , well beaten
 Vanilla extract1 1⁄2 Teaspoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 4278 Calories from Fat 1927

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 218 g335.3%

Saturated Fat 54.8 g274%

Trans Fat 27 g

Cholesterol 423 mg

Sodium 1518.7 mg63.3%

Total Carbohydrates 541 g180.4%

Dietary Fiber 8.4 g33.8%

Sugars 302.3 g

Protein 45 g89.7%

Vitamin A 9.7% Vitamin C

Calcium 47.5% Iron 94.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. Heat oven to 400°. Lightly grease 2 cookie sheets. In a mixing bowl, sift or whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt. Cream together the shortening and sugar.
2. Gradually add the eggs and vanilla until evenly combined. Add flour mixture to shortening mixture in two or three additions, mixing only enough to incorporate between additions. Chill about 15 minutes.
3. On a well-floured surface, roll dough out as thin as possible. Cut with cookie cutter. Sprinkle tops of cookies with sugar, then transfer to prepared cookie sheets, spacing at least 2 inches apart.
4. Bake in small batches for about 6 to 8 minutes.