Rich Sugar Cookies

Sheri S.
Course Dessert


  • 1 cup Shortening
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 tbsp Cream (half & half is fine; whole milk works in a pinch)
  • 1 tsp Vanilla
  • 2 tsp Lemon juice
  • 3 cups Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 2 tsp Cream of Tartar
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Nutmeg


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Grease or line cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  • Sift or stir to combine flour, baking soda, cream of tartar, salt and nutmeg.
  • Set dry ingredients aside. In a mixing bowl, combine shortening, sugar and eggs.
  • Cream until light and fluffy. Blend in cream, vanilla and lemon juice.
  • Gradually add the dry ingredients and mix slowly until combined (stir with a wooden spoon of your mixer can’t handle the cookie dough).
  • Divide dough into thirds and make 3 balls. Roll each ball on a floured surface to approx. 1/4” thickness.
  • Use your favorite cookie or biscuit cutters. Cookies may be decorated with sugar prior to baking. Place on cookie sheets, leaving 1” between cookies.
  • Bake 5-7 minutes. Cookies will raise and are cake-like.

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