Delightful Homemade Sugar Cookies: A Step-by-Step Guide

Delightful Homemade Sugar Cookies: A Step-by-Step Guide

Satisfy your sweet tooth with this delightful homemade sugar cookie recipe. Follow along for a step-by-step guide on how to create the perfect sugar cookies with a tender, short texture and the right balance of bend and snap.


  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • ½ cup shortening
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 3 egg yolks
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 1¾ cups all-purpose flour


  • Preheat your oven to 300ºF (150ºC).
  • Allow all ingredients to come to room temperature.
  • In a large mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter and shortening until smooth.
  • Gradually add sugar, baking soda, cream of tartar, and salt. Continue to mix until well combined.
  • Add egg yolks one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Stir in the vanilla extract.
  • Gradually add the all-purpose flour, mixing just until combined.
  • Shape the dough into 1-inch balls and place them 2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes or until the edges are lightly browned.
  • Allow the cookies to cool on the cookie sheet for 2 minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.

Once your cookies are completely cooled, feel free to decorate them as you wish, and enjoy your homemade sweet treat!

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