I love cookies but none more than this simple sugar cookie. It is neither soft or hard. I am not sure how to describe the texture so you will have to make up a batch and see for yourself.
The pictures shown are a triple batch of cookies since I am going to be sharing goodies for Christmas.
1 cup shortening
2 Tablespoons margarine or butter, soft
1/2 cup powdered sugar
2 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp cream of tartar
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
2 cups flour
Preheat oven to 375F
Cream butter, shortening and sugar together.
Beat in eggs and vanilla.
At this point you can add food coloring to the dough but I prefer to just use sprinkles.
Drop by spoonfuls onto ungreased cookie sheet.
Flatten lightly with glass dipped in sugar.
Sprinkle with decorations if desired.