This is the best sugar cookie recipe I have ever found!  I got this from Kevin’s sister Renda.  I think the secret ingredient is the sour cream and the Crisco.  I have made these lots of times, they are delicious.

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Sugar Cookies

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 1 hour

Cook Time: 8 minutes

Yield: 4-5 doz.

An easy way to measure Crisco is get a 2 cup liquid measuring cup, fill it with water to 1 cup. Then add Crisco until water comes up to the 2 cup line. Pour off water and add Crisco to recipe. Very little mess!


  • 5 cups flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup Crisco shortening
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup sour cream


  1. Cream shortening, sugar, eggs and vanilla.
  2. Mix in sour cream.
  3. In a separate bowl combine flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt combine with a whisk. Then add flour to egg mixture a little at a time, until all incorporated.
  4. Chill until easy to handle.
  5. Roll out and cut into desired shape
  6. Bake at 375 for 8 minutes, cool and frost.


When edges of cookie start to turn brown, they are done. This makes a soft cookie.

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