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Sugar cookies Recipe

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This recipe for Sugar cookies, by , is from The Campbbell Family Cookbook Project, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Shonna Campbell


1 cup butter, room temperature
1/2 cup shortening
1 1/2 cups sugar
3 large eggs
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 tsp of amaretto or 1/2 tsp almond extract
1 tsp salt
5 cups cake flour, sifted (4 1/2 cups of all purpose flour with 1/2 cup of cornstarch)
2 tsp baking powder

1. Preheat oven to 350.
2. In a large mixing bowl cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, vanilla extract and Amaretto (or almond extract).
3. With the mixture on low speed, mix in the salt and gradually blend in the flour until it is completely incorporated and the dough come together in a smooth ball. (If it is too crumby add a tsp of vanilla or another egg to add moisture.)
4. Divide dough in half and gently knead if dough is not completely smooth.
5. Place half of the dough on a well-floured work surface and roll out to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut out desired shapes and transfer to prepared baking sheets.
6. Chill cut out cookies on the baking sheet for 10 minutes before baking.
7. Bake for 10-15 minutes, depending on the size of the cookie, until cookies are set and very lightly browned around the edges.




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