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Super Soft Sugar Cookies

  • Author: Melissa Belanger
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 24 cookies 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Description

This simple soft sugar cookies recipe is really easy and makes the BEST soft, chewy sugar cookies. No chilling required and dairy free.


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Ingredients

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1 cup vegetable shortening, or vegan butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Extra sugar, for rolling

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350˚F, and line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl with an electric mixer, cream the shortening and sugar until fluffy – about 1 minute.
  4. Add the egg and vanilla extract. Beat until combined.
  5. Add the flour mixture in 1/2 cup increments, mixing to combine and scraping sides when necessary.
  6. Using a small cookie scoop, form dough into balls and roll in extra sugar. Place on cookie sheet about 2 inches apart.
  7. Bake cookies for 10 – 11 minutes or until cookies have spread and the tops begin to crack. Remove from oven and allow the cookies to rest for 5 minutes before transferring them to a cooling rack.

Keywords: dairy free, basics, easy, cookies, sugar