Friday, December 12, 2014

Meltaway Sugar cookies

1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup shortening
2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/8 teaspoon of salt
3 egg yolks
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 34 cups sugar

Preheat oven 300

In a large mixing bowl beat butter and shortening with an electric mixer on medium speed for 30 seconds.  Add sugar, baking soda, cream of tartar and salt.  Beat mixture well, scrap sides of bowl.  Beat in egg yolks and vanilla.  Beat as much of the flour as able with mixer.  Stir in remaining flour.

Shape dough into 1 inch balls, placing 2 inches apart on ungreased cookie sheet or lined parchment paper. 

Bake for 12-15 minutes or until edges are set, but do not let edges brown.  Cool cookies for 1 minute on cookie sheet, transfer cookies to wire rack and cool.

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