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Ultimate Sugar Cookies

Prep Time:30 min
Cook Time:9 min
Yield:6 dozen cookies


  • 1 stick Crisco® Baking Sticks Butter Flavor All-Vegetable Shortening
  • OR 1 cup Crisco® Butter Flavor All-Vegetable Shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups Pillsbury BEST™ All Purpose Flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  1. 1.
    BEAT shortening and sugar in large bowl with mixer on medium speed until smooth and creamy. Beat in egg, milk and vanilla until well blended.

  2. 2.
    COMBINE flour, baking powder and salt in medium bowl. Gradually add to shortening mixture on low speed until blended. Divide dough into three pieces. Wrap in plastic wrap. Chill 1 hour.

  3. 3.
    HEAT oven to 375ºF. Roll 1 piece of dough at a time on lightly floured surface to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut dough with 2 to 3-inch floured cookie cutters. Place 1-inch apart on ungreased baking sheets.

  4. 4.
    BAKE 5 to 9 minutes or until edges begin to brown. Cool 2 minutes. Remove to wire rack to cool completely. Decorate as desired.


  6. 1.
    DROP COOKIES: Do not chill dough. Drop dough by rounded measuring tablespoonsful 2 inches apart onto ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 375ºF for 7 to 8 minutes.


Serving Size (1 cookie), Calories 60 (Calories from Fat 25), Total Fat 3g (Saturated Fat 0.5g, Trans Fat 0g), Cholesterol 5mg, Sodium 30mg, Total Carbohydrate 8g (Dietary Fiber 0g, Sugars 4g), Protein 1g; Percent Daily Value*: Vitamin A 0%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 0%, Iron 2%.

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Ultimate Sugar Cookies 4.5 5 15 17
This recipe is soo versatile! I have been making this cookie since my children were small. Every Christmas each one would roll out their dough and decorate. It was a Christmas tradition every year. A great cookie for kids old and young to enjoy. April 3, 2013
Great! Not only was this easy to do, but it turned out perfect. This recipe is not too sweet. I did not roll them out, but I did just roll them into balls and put on the cookie sheet and cooked it for 7 mins. They turned out perfect. Next time I will add candies to it. March 19, 2013
Any occasion This is a staple for most holidays. In fact it will be coming out for our upcoming superbowl party shsped as footballs! January 12, 2013
My kids' favorite This recipe is very easy, dough is easy to work with and cut into shapes. Definitely a must for Christmas cookies, and lives up to being Ultimate! January 12, 2013
This recipe is versatile so it can be for all occasions These cookies can either be dropped or rolled out. Either way the cookies are delicious. December 28, 2012
This holdiay cookie recipe is always my favorite ! It is a tradition yearly , to make these sugar cookies on the Holidays ! December 28, 2012
Very easy recipe I really like this recipe because it is so versatile. You can easily substitue the extract flavoring. I found the drop cookie even easier! Great when you are in a time crunch. The flavor of this cookie is not overly sweet either. I like that because of the decorations are sweet and it doesn't overpower you with a too sweet cookie. I've made this recipe quite a few times and it has never failed me!!!! December 27, 2012
yummy! I make these cookies using vanilla bean crush instead of regular vanilla for a pop of flavor. Also great using lemon or orange extract. Great decorated with the sugar of your choice, or with icing. December 26, 2012
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