Super Soft Sugar Cookies

Easy-peasy no-roll-out sugar cookies! These are the softest, most delicious chewy sugar cookies you will ever make – and they will ruin ALL OTHER SUGAR COOKIES. You have been warned!!


  • 2/3 cup shortening
  • 2/3 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar for decoration


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  • In a medium bowl, cream together the butter, shortening and sugar. Stir in the eggs and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt, stir into the creamed mixture until dough comes together. Roll dough into walnut sized balls and roll the balls in sugar. Place them on an unprepared cookie sheet about 2 inches apart.
  • Bake cookies 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven, until bottom is light brown. Remove from baking sheets to cool on wire racks.
  • 24 servings

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    Carrot Cake

    Well…. If you’re going to have cake, this is carrot cake a good one. An all-time favorite of mine since I was a little girl. I used to beg my mom to make it for my birthday. It has carrots, and fruit and nuts & coconut… Personally, I like to leave off the glaze and frosting – to each his/her own!

    **Oh- I sub 1/2 butter and 1/2 olive oil for vegetable oil. My son is allergic to corn, so it makes this a cake he can eat…. and healthier too!


    • 2 cups all-purpose flour
    • 2 teaspoons baking soda
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt (sea or kosher is best, but use 1/2 the measurement for kosher!)
    • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
    • 3 large eggs
    • 2 cups sugar
    • 3/4 cup vegetable oil (sub 1/2 butter & 1/2 EVOO)
    • 3/4 cup buttermilk (the older the better flavor, just shake it really well or toss it in the blender for a quick pulse!)
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    • 2 cups grated carrot
    • 1 (8-ounce) can crushed pineapple, drained (in water, preferably or buy whole)
    • 1 (3 1/2-ounce) can flaked coconut
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