Melt-in-Your-Mouth Sugar Cookies

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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.

Melt-In-Your-Mouth Sugar Cookies
Photo: Blaine Moats
Prep Time:
30 mins
Bake Time:
12 mins
Stand Time:
1 mins
Total Time:
43 mins
Yield:
4 dozen cookies

Ingredients

  • ½ cup butter, softened

  • ½ cup shortening

  • 2 cup sugar

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar

  • teaspoon salt

  • 3 egg yolks

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla

  • 1 ¾ cup all-purpose flour

Directions

  1. 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.

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

  3. 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 (per serving)

88 Calories
4g Fat
12g Carbs
Nutrition Facts
Calories 88
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 18mg 6%
Sodium 47mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Total Sugars 8g
Iron 0.2mg 1%
Potassium 17mg 0%
Folate, total 8.1mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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