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Quick Crisp Sugar Cookies

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Quick Crisp Sugar Cookies are a timeless treat that everyone loves. This simple recipe combines classic ingredients to create delightfully crispy and tender cookies on the outside. Whether you’re looking for a sweet snack for your family, something to serve at a gathering, or a fun baking project, these sugar cookies will surely impress.

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Quick Crisp Sugar Cookies

Quick Crisp Sugar Cookies

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Food History

Sugar cookies have been enjoyed for centuries, their origins tracing back to 18th-century Pennsylvania among German Protestant settlers. Originally called “Nazareth Cookies,” these treats were simple and versatile and used essential ingredients that could be found in any pantry. Over the years, sugar cookies have become a staple in American baking, celebrated for their simplicity and the perfect canvas for various flavors and decorations.


  • 1700s: Sugar cookies are first made by German settlers in Pennsylvania.
  • 1800s: The recipe spreads across America, becoming a popular, easy treat to bake.
  • 1900s: Sugar cookies become a festive tradition, often decorated for holidays.
  • Today: They remain a beloved classic, enjoyed in their original form and with new variations.

Recipe Discussion

This recipe uses a straightforward blend of sifted flour, baking soda, baking powder, and a hint of salt for the dry ingredients, ensuring the cookies have the perfect texture. Adding either vanilla or nutmeg gives a subtle but delightful flavor, making the cookies aromatic and tasty. Shortening or butter contributes to their crisp edges while keeping the centers soft. Including milk adds a slight richness to the dough, enhancing its rollability and texture.

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Serving Suggestions

Serve these Quick Crisp Sugar Cookies as they are, or dress them up with a sprinkle of sugar before baking for extra sparkle. They are also perfect for decorating with icing or pairing with a scoop of ice cream for a delightful dessert. Use cookie cutters in shapes appropriate for upcoming holidays or events for a festive touch.

Preparation Tips

Ensure all ingredients are at room temperature when making these cookies to help them mix more uniformly. Roll the dough evenly to ensure consistent baking and crispiness throughout. Don’t overbake; remove the cookies from the oven when the edges are golden to maintain the perfect texture. Let them cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring to a wire rack.

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Quick Crisp Sugar Cookies Recipe

Quick Crisp Sugar Cookies

Quick Crisp Sugar Cookies


  • 2¼ cups sifted flour
  • ½ teaspoon soda
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt


  • ½ cup shortening or butter (soft)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs unbeaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla or ½ teas. nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon milk


  1. Beat until well blended - about 2 min.

These Quick Crisp Sugar Cookies are a fantastic way to add a touch of sweetness to your day. They are the perfect treat for any occasion and easy to make and even more straightforward to enjoy. Whip up a batch today and see just how delightful baking and eating cookies can be!

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