Sugar Cookies Recipe


Cooking Time12 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
VegetarianMain Ingredient


 Granulated sugar1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
 Melted shortening/Salad oil1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
 Eggs2 , beaten
 Vanilla extract1 Teaspoon
 Sifted all purpose flour2 Cup (32 tbs)
 Cream of tartar1 Teaspoon
 Baking soda1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Salt1⁄2 Teaspoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 2049 Calories from Fat 880

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 100 g153.1%

Saturated Fat 19.8 g98.8%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 423 mg

Sodium 1803.2 mg75.1%

Total Carbohydrates 246 g81.9%

Dietary Fiber 6.8 g27%

Sugars 52 g

Protein 39 g77.9%

Vitamin A 87.4% Vitamin C 0.18%

Calcium 11.1% Iron 75.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Blend sugar well with shortening.
Stir in beaten eggs and vanilla.
Sift flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt; add to shortening mixture gradually while mixing well.
Chill until easy to handle.
Then turn out onto lightly floured board.
Roll to 1/8" thickness, then cut with floured 3" scalloped cutter.
Arrange cookies on a greased baking sheet, about 2" apart.
Sprinkle with granulated sugar and cinnamon if desired then bake in a moderately hot oven of 375°F for 10-12 min.