2015 Recipe Contest Submissions

Best Ever Soft Sugar Cookies

Submitted by: Andrea Hutcheson from Southern Illinois Power Cooperative

Ingredients:

2/3 cup shortening, 2/3 cup butter, 1 and 1/2 cup sugar, 2 eggs, 2 tsp vanilla, 3 and 1/2 cup all purpose flour, 2 tsp baking powder, 1 tsp salt.

Directions:

1)Preheat oven 350 degrees
2) In medium bowl cream butter, shortening and sugar, stir in eggs and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt, stir into the cream mixture until dough comes together.
3? Roll dough into small balls (depending on how many you need you can choose between a teaspoon or tablespoon full). Roll the small balls into a small bowl of sugar, one at a time. Place on a baking sheet 2″ apart.
4)Bake 10-12 minutes in preheated oven until bottoms are light brown. Place on cooling rack.