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Sugar Cookies


Recipe Info

  • Servings : 4
  • Prep Time : 2:00 h
  • Cook Time : 10m
  • Ready In : 2:10 h


  • 1⁄3 cup butter
  • 1⁄3 cup vegetable shortening
  • 3⁄4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla essence
  • 2 cups plain flour
  • 1⁄4 cup soft butter
  • 1⁄4 cup vegetable shortening
  • 1⁄2 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 cups icing sugar
  • 1⁄2 cup cream, gradually, as needed


Step 1

Preheat oven to 160°C. Beat the butter and shortening on medium to high for 30 seconds. Add the sugar, baking powder, and a dash of salt. Beat until well combined. Beat in the egg and vanilla. Beat in the flour. Chill the dough until it’s easy to handle (approx 2 hours). Lightly our your prep surface. Roll the dough 3⁄4 cm thick. Cut out cookies using a heart- shaped cookie cutter. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 8 minutes or until cookies are slightly golden brown. Remove and cool on rack until completely cooled.

Step 2

For the icing, beat the shortening, butter and lemon juice with an electric mixer for 30 seconds. Add the icing sugar, beating well. Add 1⁄4 cup of cream and mix. Gradually add the rest of the cream as needed, continuing to beat well. Decorate your cookies as desired.

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