Soft Sugar Cookies
These are my favorite sugar cookies, because they come out soft (I LOVE soft) AND there's no rolling out the dough! So it's much faster than traditional. The sugar topping gives it a crunchy top, if you want you can also decorate with frosting instead.
2/3 c. shortening
2/3 c. butter
1 1/2 c. white sugar
2 tsp. vanilla extract
3 1/2 c. all-purpose flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1/3 c. granulated sugar for decoration (Or frosting)
1. Preheat oven to 350*.
2. In a medium bowl, cream together the butter, shortening and sugar. Stir in eggs, vanilla, baking powder and salt. Stir flour into creamed mixture until dough comes together.
3. Roll dough into walnut sized balls (I use a scooper) and roll the balls in decoration sugar (I only dip the tops). Place them on an unprepared cookie sheet about 2 " apart.
4. Bake cookies 10-12 min. in preheated oven, until bottom is light brown. Remove from baking sheets to cool on wire racks.