Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Melt-In-Your-Mouth Sugar Cookies

1. Combine butter and shortening in mixing bowl and beat on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Slowly add sugar, baking soda, cream of tartar and salt until combined. Beat in egg yolks and vanilla. Beat in as much flour as you can, then stir in remaining flour.
2. Shape dough into 1-inch balls (I use an ice-cream scoop with a trigger handle) Place 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake in 300 degree oven for 15 minutes or until the edges set.

Cool on cookie sheet one minute then transfer to wire rack and let cool.

I LOVE this recipe! Even though is made with shortening, I really like to make sugar cookies and not wait for them to chill before I make them. These really do melt in your mouth.
Recipe is from the Limited Edition Better Homes and Gardens Cook Book.
1/2 cup butter softened
1/2 cup shortening
2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/8 teaspoon salt
3 egg yolks
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour

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