Rating: 4 stars
166 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 92
  • 4 star values: 28
  • 3 star values: 23
  • 2 star values: 12
  • 1 star values: 11

It's the sugar that makes these melt-in-your-mouth cookies irresistible. Vary the flavor by using the same amount of other types of sugar, including light or dark brown sugar, or maple sugar.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens

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Credit: Blaine Moats

Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
bake:
12 mins
stand:
1 min
total:
43 mins
Yield:
about 4 dozen cookies
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. In a large mixing bowl, beat butter and shortening with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add sugar, baking soda, cream of tartar, and salt. Beat mixture until combined, scraping sides of bowl occasionally. Beat in egg yolks and vanilla. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer. Stir in any remaining flour.

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  • Shape dough into 1-inch balls. Place balls 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets.

  • Bake in the preheated oven for 12 to 14 minutes or until edges are set; do not let edges brown. Cool cookies for 1 minute on cookie sheet. Transfer cookies to a wire rack and let cool.

Tips

Layer cookies between waxed paper in an airtight container; cover. Store at room temperature for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 3 months.

Nutrition Facts

88 calories; fat 4g; cholesterol 18mg; saturated fat 2g; carbohydrates 12g; mono fat 1g; poly fat 1g; sugars 8g; vitamin a 48.6IU; niacin equivalents 0.2mg; folate 8.1mcg; sodium 47mg; potassium 17mg; iron 0.2mg.
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