The Sugar Cookies

[ 0 ] January 7, 2009 |

The Sugar Cookies

1/2 cup shortening
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 egg
3/4 cup buttermilk
1 tsp. vanilla
2 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt


1/4 cup sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cream together the shortening, sugar and brown sugar. Mix in the egg, then buttermilk and vanilla. Combine all the dry ingredients. Stir into the creamed mixture and chill the dough for 1 hour-1 1/2 hours. Spoon a tsp. of the mixture (rounded) on to a lightly greased baking sheet (should be about 2-3 inches apart).

For the topping:

Combine the topping ingredients and sprinkle on top of the cookie dough. Bake for 7-10 minutes or until done. Serve!

*Johnna’s tip: Sugar cookies are deliciously sweet. When we think of fulfilling the sweet tooth, this is the cookie that comes to mind. Decorate the cookies with your favorite icings or even some M&M’s to make them special for your guests or a party you’re hosting…have fun and make this one with the kids, they’ll love decorating smiley faces on about 4 dozen cookies;-)

*This recipe makes 4 dozen 2-inch cookies.

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Category: baked, finger-foods, sweets

About the Author ()

Johnna French is a Harlem NY native with deep roots in Panama, Washington, DC and North Carolina. All four places have heavily influenced her life and the foods she loves today. After graduating Howard University School of Law and beginning her life as a young professional in the city she was led to start Johnna Knows Good Food in November 2007 to keep family, friends and colleagues updated on where to go and what to eat while dining in the nation’s capitol. French, who still practices law, leads a team of three writers to cover the ever expanding Washington, DC food scene. French has been featured in print and television, appearing in Washingtonian Magazine and is a regular contributor to various local TV affiliates including WUSA 9, FOX 5 DC and WJLA (ABC Affiliate) News Channel 8. During the 2016-2017 football season, Johnna aired on Comcast Sports Mid-Atlantic (CSN) show, Redskins Life, as the weekly tailgate host. Johnna is currently a regular contributor to the FOX Baltimore Weekend morning show.

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