Starr’s Soft Sugar Cookies

These are my go-to sugar cookies! They’re soft, chewy, and full of flavor. The best part is that they’re super easy to make. You can use any type of sugar you like, but I prefer to use turbinado or cane sugar.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup vegetable shortening
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ cup buttermilk ⅓ cup granulated sugar ½ cup raisins

Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

2. Beat together granulated sugar, brown sugar, butter and shortening until light and fluffy.

3. Beat in eggs, vanilla and lemon extract to mix well.

4. Sift together flour, baking powder, cream of tartar, salt and soda; add alternately with buttermilk to creamed mixture.

5. Drop tablespoonfuls of dough 2 1/2 inches apart onto greased baking sheet; with the back of the spoon spread round and round making the outer edge of the cookies a little thicker than center.

6. Sprinkle generously with granulated sugar; place a raisin in center of each cookie .

7 Bake at 400 degrees F (200 degrees C) for 10 minutes or until no indentation remains when you touch center of cookie with your fingertip for softer cookies bake in hot oven (425 degrees F (220 degrees C)) for about 8 minutes . cool on racks

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Nutrition Facts

  • Serving size: 1 cookie
  • Calories: 140
  • Fat: 7 g
  • Saturated fat: 2.5 g
  • Unsaturated fat: 4.5 g
  • Trans fat: 0 g
  • Cholesterol: 20 mg
  • Sodium: 75 mg
  • Carbohydrates : 19 g
  • Fiber : 0 g
Starr's Soft Sugar Cookies

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