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Five Flavor Sugar Cookies
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Five Flavor Sugar Cookies

Sugar cookies with five flavors. Based on the old pound cake recipe
Servings: 15
Author: Cookie Madness


  • 6 tablespoons vegetable shortening
  • 2 tablespoons 1 ounce unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon coconut or extract or a small handful of coconut flakes
  • 1/8 teaspoon lemon extract or almond extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon rum extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon butter flavor extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 3/4 cups 1/2 pound unbleached all-purpose flour


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the shortening, butter and both sugars. Beat on high speed until light and creamy. Beat in all five extracts. Reduce mixture speed slightly and beat in the egg, followed by the sale and baking soda. By hand, or if using the paddle attachment of a stand mixer, gradually add the flour (I don’t recommend using low speed of an electric mixer because it’s too easy to overbeat the flour).
  • Using a rounded tablespoon of dough, shape dough into large balls. Roll balls in sugar and place on nonstick or parchment lined baking sheets spacing 3 inches apart. Bake at 350 F for 15 minutes or until edges start to brown