Recipes and Cooking Melt-in-Your-Mouth Sugar Cookies 4.1 (167) 14 Reviews 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. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on June 14, 2011 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Blaine Moats Prep Time: 30 mins Bake Time: 12 mins Stand Time: 1 mins Total Time: 43 mins Yield: 4 dozen cookies Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients ½ cup butter, softened ½ cup shortening 2 cup sugar 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon cream of tartar ⅛ teaspoon salt 3 egg yolks ½ teaspoon vanilla 1 ¾ cup all-purpose flour Directions 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. 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. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 88 Calories 4g Fat 12g Carbs Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label 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.