Grandma Anna’s Soft Sugar Cookies

These cookies have been passed down through Stephen’s family from generation to generation. They are the easiest, quickest cookies. If you need a fool proof recipe to feed company or just want something to satisfy your sweet tooth without breaking a sweat, this is a recipe for you. I use this all the time and take these cookies  potlucks and parties.

Grandma Anna Soft Sugar Cookies

Makes 2 dozen cookies

  • 3/4 cup vegetable shortening
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon Diamond kosher salt

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Spray two baking sheets with cooking spray and set aside.

Cream together the shortening and granulated sugar. Beat in the eggs, vanilla extract and lemon extract.

Whisk together the dry ingredients and add to the creamed ingredients, mixing well.

Drop by spoonfuls onto baking sheets and sprinkle lightly with granulated sugar.

Bake 8 – 10 minutes.

Let cool on a wire rack and then store in an airtight container with a slice of bread to keep fresh.

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