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Old-Fashioned Cracked Sugar Cookies

No recipe image available.Your whole family will love these chewy, old-fashioned crackle-topped sugar cookies.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup vegetable shortening
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Additional sugar for rolling

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, cream of tartar and salt; set aside.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, using an electric mixer at medium speed, cream together shortening, 1 cup sugar and brown sugar until light and fluffy; add egg and vanilla and blend well. Stir in flour mixture until just blended.
  4. Shape dough into 1-inch balls; roll in additional sugar. Place 2-inches apart onto ungreased baking sheets.
  5. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes or until edges are very lightly browned. Cool for 2 minutes on baking sheets; transfer to wire racks to cool completely.

Makes 5 dozen cookies.