Allison's White Sugar Cookies
October 29, 2011
"My sister-in-law, Allison, shared this recipe with me when the kids were little. The kids liked to make holiday shapes and frost them but I like the cookies with just a sprinkling of colored sugar rather than frosting. When chilled, the dough is easy to work with."
- Serving Size: 1 (25.3 g)
- Calories 106.3
- Total Fat - 4.7 g
- Saturated Fat - 1.7 g
- Cholesterol - 15.5 mg
- Sodium - 63.4 mg
- Total Carbohydrate - 14.3 g
- Dietary Fiber - 0.3 g
- Sugars - 6.3 g
- Protein - 1.5 g
- Calcium - 11 mg
- Iron - 0.2 mg
- Vitamin C - 0 mg
- Thiamin - 0 mg
In a large mixing bowl, cream shortening and sugar. Add egg; mix well.
Dissolve baking soda in hot water; stir into sugar mixture. Stir in sour cream and vanilla.
Add flour, baking powder, and salt; mix well. Cover and chill for at least 2 hours.
Preheat oven to 350F (180C or gas mark 4).
Lightly grease or line cookie sheets with parchment paper. (I buy parchment in bulk from the local food service store - a great price and less grease and clean-up).
On a lightly floured surface, roll dough to desired thickness (1/8-inch for crispy and 1/4-inch for softer cookies). Place cookies on prepared pan.
Optional - sprinkle cookies at this point with colored sugar, or, to make cookies to frost, leave them plain.
Bake cookies for 10-12 minutes, until edges are lightly brown. Cool on racks. Decorate when cooled with your favorite frosting and decorative candies. This recipe works well for any holiday!
Tips & Variations
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