You know how they say Mom’s are always right? Well, turns out that’s true! I finally caved and made my Mom’s sugar cookie recipe today. I was afraid of them for some time, after my Mom’s horror stories about how the dough gets crumbly, and is difficult to work with. Well, yes, the dough was crumbly, but I found a great solution – just roll into logs, chill then slice! Voila! Pefect sugar cookies ready for icing. They have a wonderful flavour, and just the right crunchiness – a Merry Christmas treat! So, lesson learned? Listen to your Mother!

Mom’s Sugar Cookies

Cream Together:

1 cup shortening
1 cup white sugar


1 egg, and mix well

Next Add:

2 cups flour
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda

Roll dough into 2 log shapes, wrap each in a sheet of parchment paper, or place in a large ziplock bag, and refrigerate. Once chilled, slice, and bake 7 – 8 minutes at 375 degrees F. Let cool, and ice with your favorite festive colours.