Delicious Soft Sugar Cookies

Camille gave me this recipe after I was first married.  She combined Mom’s sugar cookie recipe with her in-laws recipe and came up with this! It is so good and they are my favorite because they are so soft and aren’t dry at all!

Serves: 24

Delicious Soft Sugar Cookies

14 minPrep Time

8 minCook Time

22 minTotal Time

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  • 1/4 c. milk
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 4 c. flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 c. shortening
  • 1/4 c. sour cream
  • 1 1/4 c. sugar
  • 2 eggs


  1. Soften butter, shortening and sour cream then mix well.  Add eggs, sugar and mix well.  Add baking powder, baking soda, salt, vanilla and milk and mix well.  Add flour and mix again.  Bake at 375 for 6-8 minutes.  If the cookies turn a golden color that is too long!!!  Check them at 6 minutes and go from there!



2095 cal


15 g


401 g


73 g
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4 Responses to “Delicious Soft Sugar Cookies”

  1. Everyone has a different idea of what the "perfect" sugar cookie is. Honestly this recipe is what I call a great "base" recipe. Meaning that it's a good base and depending on my personal tastes I can add or take away from this recipe and it will still work out. For one person these weren't sweet add some sugar. For me I prefer things not to be overly sweet and if the cookie had a more sugar in it and then I added frosting it would be too sweet for me. If it's a little bland try adding lemon zest or any other citrus zest, and spices like nutmeg, cinnamon etc. I baked one pan as directed and then added lemon zest to the rest and it turned out great also. Here is an example of how flexible these can be... When I went to place my first pan in the oven my toddler decided to add my half cup of dusting flour into the dough. I was able to get some of the flour out but not all. I added a little milk a little more vanilla and decided since I was mixing again to add the lemon zest at that time. They still turned out great. The texture of these cookies is perfect for my tastes. My only suggestion would be to re-format the recipe for example, place the ingredients in the order they are added to the mixer. This makes it a little easier in general and for those who don't have much experience cooking as well. Also, while I know how to roll out and cut out sugar cookies not everyone does. Perhaps give an approximate thickness for how thick to roll out the dough. Last, perhaps give some optional additions to change up the recipe (lemon zest etc.) I personally enjoyed this recipe and at this point it's my new "go to" sugar cookie recipe. Thanks for sharing.

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