Sarah’s Sugar Cookie Recipe

Cream together the following ingredients at medium speed:

  • 1 cup margarine
  • 1 cup Sweetex or Crisco (Sweetex is a better name brand of Crisco available at Sarah’s)
  • 3 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla flavor
  • 1 Tablespoon butter flavor

Mix the following dry ingredients and add gradually to mixture above.  Mix until blended

  • 7 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Variation:  Can add orange or lemon zest for added flavor. Chill 6 hours or overnight. ( This dough keeps for 2 weeks if wrapped well and refrigerated)  Bake cookies at 325-350 degrees until cookie looks slightly brown at edges.

Yields:  40 medium (3″) cookies – bake 8-12 minutes or 25 large (4″x1″) cookies – bake approximately 20 minutes.

HELPFUL HINT:  Roll dough between 2 sheets of parchment paper; cut cookies and place on parchment paper to bake.  As cookies bake, you can prepare a new sheet of cookies to make a “quick switch” as cookies are done.