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Old Fashioned Jumbo Sugar Cookies

Old Fashioned Jumbo Sugar Cookies are just like the giant sugar cookies that you loved as a child. Personalize these traditional Christmas sugar cookies or coat them in colored sugar and hand them out as gifts!


You can substitute 2 tsp. baking powder for the cream of tartar and baking soda.


  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter margarine at room temp.
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon orange extract
  • 1/2 cup vegetable shortening such as Crisco
  • 3 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 1/2 cup white sugar
  • pinch salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/3 cup sugar for dipping cookies


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Lightly grease baking sheets.
  3. In a large bowl, cream the butter and shortening. Mix in sugar and salt, then eggs and extracts.
  4. In another bowl, mix flour with soda and cream of tartar.
  5. Fold flour mixture into butter mixture and mix very well.
  6. Roll dough into balls about the size of golf balls.
  7. Dip tops into sugar and place of baking sheet. Press down very slightly for crisper cookies. For thick soft-center cookies, do not press at all.
  8. Bake 12-16 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.

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I have not made this yet, but I will shortly try it. I am replying to the viewers who said the amt. of baking soda & tartar was not listed. The recipe must have been revised and it is stated now as 1 tsp. ea.

is the baking soda and cream of tartar 1 teaspoon each

It shows Cream of Tartar and baking soda, however, doesn't say how much to use!

What are the amounts of baking soda and cream of tartar?


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