CommonGround volunteer Jordan Classen shares her recipe for Old Fashioned Sugar Cookies with Pure Nebraska viewers.

Old Fashioned Sugar Cookie


  • 1 cup butter softened
  • 1/2 cup butter shortening
  • 1 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg room temp
  • 2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon butter extract
  • 4 cups of flour
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup corn starch


  • Combine dry ingredients of baking powder, 3 cups of flour and cornstarch.
  • Combine shortening,butter, sugar. Once smooth, add egg and extract flavors. Mix on a lower setting.
  • Put mixer on low and start to combine in step 1 ingredients until all combined. Slowly add the last1 cup of flour until it is the right consistency.
  • Once combined, set aside. You don’t need to refrigerate.
  • Flour surface and shape dough into a large “loaf”
  • Roll dough onto surface to about ½” and cut with cookie shapes.
  • Transfer onto cookie sheet with a brownie spatula.
  • Bake at 350 for 8 minutes.
    Pull out while cookies are soft adjust cooking time if needed.
  • Once they are pulled out let them sit for a few minutes and then move to a cooling rack.
  • Decorate with any kind of frosting you like!! We usually hit the easy button and buy our frosting at the store.


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