Cracked Sugar Cookies II

Cracked Sugar Cookies II

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  • Prep

    1 d 1 h 15 m
  • Cook

    8 m
  • Ready In

    1 d 1 h 23 m
Lesa Caruso
Recipe by  Lesa Caruso

“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.”

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Original recipe yields 5 1/2 dozen


  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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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 milk, reduce the sugar a bit, or simply move on to another recipe that is not as sweet.



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 tee. but got a very flat, greasy cookie. I think it needs either less shortening or more flour. I thought with the amount of baking powder called for it would be a "puffier" cookie. Also my oven is right on as far as temperature goes and I had to add at least 5 more minutes to the cooking time in order to get cookies that were even remotely done. On the positive side, the large amount of extract makes the cookies very flavorable. As I said, with some adjustments this recipe have good potential.



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 simple to get done there is no reason they should not be a staple. Husband and kids all loved them. Thank you!

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Amount Per Serving (66 total)

  • Calories
  • 68 cal
  • 3%
  • Fat
  • 3.3 g
  • 5%
  • Carbs
  • 9 g
  • 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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