Mary Ellen’s Delicious Sugar Cookies

Mary Ellen’s Delicious Sugar Cookies

Yield: Makes about 6 dozen cookies


  • 5 cups flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 tsp. vanilla


  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Mix flour, baking soda, and salt together and set aside.
  3. Beat remaining ingredients together until light and fluffy, and then add dry ingredients, stirring well.
  4. Divide into 4 discs and wrap in plastic wrap. Chill dough several hours in refrigerator or quick chill in freezer for 30 minutes.
  5. Roll out small amounts at a time on a lightly floured board and cut with cookie cutter.
  6. Place on un-greased cookie sheet and bake for 10 minutes. Makes about 6 dozen cookies, using a 3-4 in. cutter. Great for the star tree! Makes 8 of the Star Trees using 2 stars of each size.


Equipment needed: Measuring cups and spoons, 2 mixing bowls, Electric mixer, Cutting board, Rolling pin, Cookie cutters, Baking sheet.

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