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Bakery Cookies

This was the recipe that my parents used in their bakery and it is still one of my all time favorites.


  • 2 C. Powdered Sugar 2 C. Shortening 2 Eggs 1 T. Salt 4 1/2 C. Flour
Mix shortening and sugar, add eggs one at a time.  Add remaining ingredients.  Roll out dough between wax paper. Bake at 400 for 8 minutes.

Comments (15)

Is this a sugar cookie recipe? Or what kind?
How many cookies does this make? Also do cut out into shapes with cookie cutters?
I'd love to know if this works for cutouts too. Thanks!
Yes this is a sugar cookie recipe and yes you roll it and cut out the shapes. I think it makes two dozen medium size cookies, at least it does for me. :o)
Is there any spreading when baking?
Mickeebabe, there is very little spreading.
Do you have a recipe for the thin shiny icing that hardens to put on top of these cookies. I'm not sure what that kind of icing is called sorry. I'm a complete novice. haha Thanks
I usually just mix about 2 cups powdered sugar with a few tablespoons of milk. Add the milk a little at a time until its a thin consistency but not too thin. You can color it with food coloring. I drizzle the icing with a spoon~
Do you add any flavor to this recipeor do you use flavored shortening?
just made these cookies, thanks so much for sharing the recipe, they were fab. I added choc chips to half the recipe, we all loved them. Thanks again. x
Thanks for sharing, I am always looking for new sugar cookie recipes to try out.
I just made these cookies and they were horrible!!! I followed the recipe to the "T" except I used 1 tsp salt instead of the 1 TBS. I still could taste the salt in the cookies even with the reduced amount. After baking the 1st batch which were very bland, I added 1 tsp Vanilla to the remainder of the dough, and added decorative sugar to the cookies before baking. The cookies definitely had more flavor, but I was still extremely DISAPPOINTED with this recipe!!!! This recipe must be missing something, at the very least, the 1 TBS salt is way too much!!!
Babypickles i see your a Floridian. I'm from Tampa. I remember the Sugar Cookies that I use to get as a youngster there. I haven't found very many cookies that even come close to the ones I use to get from the bakery there. I can't wait to make these and I hope they are like the ones I had as a child. Thanks for posting :0)
I have literally just taken these cookies out of the oven after baking them with my 4 year old. I didn't follow the recipe exactly as I only wanted a small amount, and I couldn't measure in cups I had to guess in ounces, I ended up using 5 ounces each of shortening and sugar, 1 egg, then about 7oz flour, I just added it until it looked ready to roll out. I also added a bit of cinnamon just because I like it :) so basically iv made these cookies, but pretty different to how the recipe says.... they are really nice though, so thanks!
I made your cookie recipe several times now. They have gotten rave reviews. I do cut down on the salt, adding 1 tsp. and I also use vanilla extract (2 tsp.) This is now my go to sugar cookie recipe. Thanks for sharing your recipe. It really makes a nice cookie for decorating.
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