My Favorite Sugar Cookies Recipe

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My Favorite Sugar Cookies
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  • 3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 2/3 cup shortening
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup egg white (optional)


  1. Mix first 8 ingredients in a large bowl at medium speed until well mixed.
  2. Shape dough into a ball and wrap with waxed paper. Refrigerate 2 to 3 hours until easy to handle.
  3. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly grease cookie sheets.
  4. Roll out half of the dough at a time on a lightly floured surface. Keep the remaining dough refrigerated. For crisp cookies, roll paper thin. For softer cookies, roll 1/8 to 1/4 inch thick.
  5. With floured cookie cutters, cut dough into various shapes. Re-roll dough trimmings and continue to cut shapes.
  6. Place cookies 1/2 inch apart on greased cookie sheets. To glaze, brush tops of cookies with heavy or whipping cream or with an egg white slightly beaten with 1 tablespoon of water.
  7. Sprinkle cookies with your choice of toppings; bake 8 minutes or until very light brown. Remove cookies and cool completely.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 613.33 Kcal (2568 kJ)
Calories from fat 225.32 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 25.04g 39%
Cholesterol 54.66mg 18%
Sodium 287.88mg 12%
Potassium 378.77mg 8%
Total Carbs 83.34g 28%
Sugars 30.15g 121%
Dietary Fiber 2.07g 8%
Protein 13.29g 27%
Iron 1.1mg 6%
Calcium 118.2mg 12%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 333.04 Kcal (1394 kJ)
Calories from fat 122.35 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13.59g 39%
Cholesterol 29.68mg 18%
Sodium 156.32mg 12%
Potassium 205.67mg 8%
Total Carbs 45.25g 28%
Sugars 16.37g 121%
Dietary Fiber 1.13g 8%
Protein 7.21g 27%
Iron 0.6mg 6%
Calcium 64.2mg 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Find out how many calories should you eat.


  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 13.9
  • 17

Good Points

  • saturated fat free

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