Saturday, June 29, 2013

Soft Sugared Sugar Cookies

Can one really have too much sugar?  Nope.  Well, maybe.  My daughter recently had some friends over for a pajama movie party, and I set out popcorn and various candies to go along with the popcorn.  I think one girl filled up a whole bowl with M&Ms, skittles, sour patch kids, and gummy bears.  She was bouncing off the walls in a matter of moments!  

As far as these cookies goes, it is not too much sugar.  They are so good!  They aren't your typical room-em-out-and-cookie-cut-them.  They are regular ol' drop cookies that are rolled in colored sugar.  They come out soft, chewy, and delicious.  Kids and adults alike will be all over this!  My two oldest kids actually helped me roll the cookies in the sugar, and they loved it.  They may not look perfect, but they tasted divine!
Soft Sugared Sugar Cookies

2/3 c shortening
2/3 c butter, softened
1 1/2 c sugar
2 eggs
2 t vanilla
3 1/2 c flour
2 t baking powder
1 t salt
1/3 c sugar for decoration

Preheat the oven to 350.

Cream the butter, shortening, and sugar for 4-5 minutes on medium speed until it is light and fluffy.  Add the eggs and vanilla.

Combine the flour, baking powder, and salt.  Whisk.  Add to the creamed mixture.  Mix until it comes together.  Roll into walnut-sized balls and roll in the sugar.  I used colored sugar crystals but regular sugar would work fine.

Place on a baking sheet and bake for 10-12 minutes or until the bottoms are lightly browned.

Remove and cool.

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