Cracked Sugar Cookies II

Cracked Sugar Cookies II


"These are very tender cookies. Should you want to alter them for a later date add different flavor extracts. I got this recipe years ago when I was a girl scout."


1 d 1 h 23 m servings 68 cals
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Original recipe yields 66 servings



  • Calories:
  • 68 kcal
  • 3%
  • Fat:
  • 3.3 g
  • 5%
  • Carbs:
  • 9g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 0.7 g
  • 1%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 6 mg
  • 2%
  • Sodium:
  • 31 mg
  • 1%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a large bowl, cream together the shortening and 1 1/2 cups sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time then stir in the vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt; stir into the creamed mixture until well blended. Cover dough and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Roll dough into 1 inch balls and roll the balls in the remaining sugar. Place cookies 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets.
  3. Bake for 8 to 9 minutes in the preheated oven, or until just barely golden. Allow cookies to cool on the baking sheet for 2 minutes before removing to wire racks to cool completely.
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  1. 69 Ratings


Nice dough, easy to work with and keeps its shape well during baking. Unfortunately, these were way too sweet for my taste, even before I glazed them. Be sure to eat these with a tall glass of ...

I was very excited about this recipe, but after trying it, I'm afraid all I can give it is 3 stars and I'm only giving it that because ,with some tinkering it can be fixed. I followed it to a t...

These were great. Very basic, very simple to make and easy to eat. I used vanilla, but will try almond and maybe maple soon. These are a good no frills cookie jar everyday cookie, and so simp...