Sugar Cookies

This recipe is a part of the Christmas Cookie Recipe Swap.  Be sure to check out all of the great recipes in the side bar!


  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup sugar plus more to sprinkle on top (or use colored sugars)
  • 1/2 cup shortening, melted
  • 1 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • pinch salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1-2 Tbsp water, if needed

Mix sugar and melted shortening.  Add beaten egg and vanilla and stir to combine.  Mix dry ingredients and add wet ingredients.  Combine to make a dough, adding water if the dough is too dry, then chill.  Roll thin, cut out cookies in your favorite shapes, sprinkle more sugar on top and bake at 375°F for about 8-10 minutes.


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One response to “Sugar Cookies

  1. Sweet! I am going to use this recipe tonight when I bake my Bethlehem Star cookies for this recipe swap! I am so anxious to share with you!

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