Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Home Baked Sugar Cookies

Home Baked Sugar Cookies


½ cup butter
½ cup vegetable shortening
1 cups sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoons vanilla
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon nutmeg
½ orange rind (approx. 2 teaspoons)
2½ cups flour


1.                  Preheat oven to 350°.
2.                  Prepare and grease cookie sheets.
3.                  Sift flour, baking soda, and nutmeg together; set aside.
4.                  Cream butter and sugar.
5.                  Add eggs, vanilla and orange rind.
6.                  Add dry ingredients.
7.                  Scoop up dough with a teaspoon, roll out in the palm of your hand into a ball, place on cookie sheet and press with a sugar coated fork.
8.                  Bake for approximately 10 minutes or until done and nicely brown.
9.                  Remove immediately from baking sheet onto a wire rack.
10.              Cool completely and serve accordingly.  Store in an air tight container.

Home Baked Sugar Cookies were made and prepared by Shirley-Ann Pearman

Photography by Shirley-Ann Pearman

This recipe originated from a recipe in which my mother (Betty Ming) made for many years.

Thank You!

Shirley-Ann Pearman

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