A Gift For You, Mrs. Emily's Sugar Cookie Recipe, Merry Christmas

December 5, 2015


My son, Phillip, has a favorite cookie, sugar cookies. He's a grown man and he still prefers sugar cookies and vanilla ice cream. However, he is particular about his sugar cookies. This recipe I will share with you is Phillip's favorite. I like it because there is no rolling and cutting. You roll the dough into balls and flatten with whatever you have handy to do such a thing, like the flat bottom of a glass. They are wonderful plain or with a little icing for decoration. This is the cookie I envisioned Mrs. Emily making for the holiday open house in Josephine's Journals. Merry Christmas. I hope you enjoy reading and baking cookies during the holidays!


Phil’s Phavorite Sugar Cookies


½ c. powdered sugar                                            ½ t. salt

½ c. granulated sugar                                           ½ t. cream of tartar

½ c. butter + 2 T.                                                 ½ t. soda

½ c. solid shortening                                            2 ½ c. flour

1 egg                                                                  1 t. vanilla


Cream butter, sugar and shortening.  Add egg, beating thoroughly.  Add dry ingredients and vanilla.  Roll into into small balls and flatten with cookie molds, dipped in sugar.  (Or use the bottom of a drinking glass, dipped in sugar).  Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes.  Do not let them get too brown.

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