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🍪 Simple Sugar Cookies

Simple Sugar Cookies

⏲ Total Time
18 minutes

🧂 Ingredients

  • 🥕 0.5 cup vegetable shortening
  • 🍬 0.67 cup sugar
  • 🥛 0.25 cup buttermilk
  • 🍦 1 Tbsp vanilla
  • 🌰 0.13 tsp nutmeg
  • 🌾 2 cups flour
  • 🥤 0.5 tsp baking soda
  • 🧂 0.25 tsp salt

🍳 Cookware

  • 1 large bowl
  • 1 parchment-lined baking sheet
  • 1 cookie scoop

📝 Instructions

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 350°F.

Step 2

In a large bowl, beat together the vegetable shortening and sugar until smooth. Add the buttermilk and vanilla, again beating until well combined. The mixture may look a bit curdled, which is OK. Add the nutmeg, flour, baking soda, and salt to the wet ingredients and beat until the mixture forms a cohesive dough.

Step 3

Drop the dough in round balls onto a parchment-lined baking sheet. They should be a bit bigger than a Ping-Pong ball, a bit smaller than a golf ball. Using a cookie scoop (or a small ice cream scoop that holds about 2 level tablespoons of liquid) makes this task extremely simple. Leave about 2 between the dough balls, as they’ll spread as they bake. If you want a crisp cookie, flatten the cookies as described above. If you like a chewier center, leave them as is.

Step 4

Bake the cookies for 16 to 18 minutes, until they’re just beginning to brown around the bottom edges. Remove them from the oven and cool on a rack. As they cool, they’ll become crisp. If you want them to remain crisp, store them in an airtight container when they’re totally cool. If you want them to get a bit chewy, store them in a bag with a slice of apple.

🔗 Source

  • The King Arthur Baking Company All-Purpose Baker's Companion