Ma Ma's Sugar Cookies

Ma Ma's Sugar Cookies

31 Reviews 3 Pics
  • Prep

    5 m
  • Cook

    10 m
  • Ready In

    15 m
Recipe by  SUPERMOM2

“This is a very easy recipe that I have used for years. My kids love to help and my five year old can do it all. Great way to get kids to cook.”

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Original recipe yields 1 dozen



  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a medium bowl, cream together the shortening and sugar. Beat in the eggs and vanilla. stir in the self-rising flour to form a dough. On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out to 1/4 inch in thickness. Cut into desired shapes with cookie cutters. Place cookies 1 1/2 inches apart onto the prepared cookie sheets.
  3. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

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I can't imagine how large a cookie the original poster was making because I've made a dozen tablespoon sized balls of dough and still have tons of dough left! I tried one and it's fantastic. I used a fancy glass bottom and the pattern stays slightly in after baking. I also had to use regular flour with one teaspoon each of baking soda and baking powder and it turned out great. My tip is: bake them for only 7 minutes and let them finish baking on the hot pan when you pull them out.



I was actually using this as a crust for French Silk Pie. However, it makes plenty for that *AND* cookies. My roommate tried them and ssaid, "Forget the pie, lets make cookies!" I also used Adams Extract Vanilla claiming to be 2x the strength (Although I can't tell the difference, I just use it because it's clear and I like the top of my french silk pie to be bright white.) Why this as a pie crust? French silk pie has a sweet filling. I added sugar and vanilla to the cream on top, and that made a plain crust stand out like a sore thumb! I needed a sweet crust, so I went looking and coulsn't find anything that went well with the pie, then it hit me, forget the self rising flour and use a sugar cookie recipie! It works out great, but it is too sweet for a lot of people. The only other thing I changed was I used butter instead of shortening, and added about 1/2 Tbsp of light corn syrup (Just because I like it a little sweeter :) Overall it is great. This recipie makes nice soft, fluffy melt in your mouth cookies, just the way I like them! Thanks Melissa Heath for submitting it



Very delicious. I iced these with butter cream, and sprinkled them with colored sugar. My husband loved these even more than our daughter...who has an insatiable sweet tooth. I didn't have butter flavored crisco, but added some butter flavoring, and they were great. *just a side note...If you don't want to buy self rising flour just for this recipe, you can substitute regular flour. For every cup of regular flour just add 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder. It is the same as self rising.

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Amount Per Serving (12 total)

  • Calories
  • 230 cal
  • 12%
  • Fat
  • 10 g
  • 15%
  • Carbs
  • 32.2 g
  • 10%
  • Protein
  • 3.1 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 35 mg
  • 12%
  • Sodium
  • 276 mg
  • 11%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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