Have you ever seen the grocery store pillow soft sugar cookies and wondered how they made them? I have found the key and the answer is: Cake Flour. p.s. The best part about this recipe is there no refrigeration necessary. Which rocks because that always kills it. You have to wait and wait to roll your dough. With this recipe this won’t be necessary and you can dig right in!
No Refrigeration Soft Sugar Cookies
- 1 c. butter, softened
- 1/2 c. shortening
- 1 1/2 c. sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 1/2 tsp. vanilla
- 1 1/2 tsp. almond extract
- 5 c. cake flour, sifted
- 2 tsp. baking powder
Step 1: Cream your butter (softened to room temperature), shortening, and sugar all together.
Step 2: Add in your almond extract (the smell is heavenly), vanilla and egg. Mix together evenly and until the batter is a creamy off-white color.
Step 3: Slowly add in your sifted cake flour. Make sure to only add ½ cup to 1 cup at a time. Your mixture will turn out beautifully once all combined. Add in your 2 tsp of baking powder once you’re done adding cake flour.
Take note how thick I make my cookies. You can make them about 1/2 inch thick for the perfect cookie.
Bake in the oven at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes. Your cookies will be very soft–don’t worry-they will be cooked. If you want a nice thick cookie, you have to cookie them just like this and they will be like powdery cake melt in your mouth!