Ma Ma’s Sugar Cookies

This is a very easy recipe that I have used for years. My kids love to help and my five year old can do it all. Great way to get kids to cook.

Original recipe makes 1 dozen


1/2 cup butter flavored shortening
1 cup white sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups self-rising flour

  • PREP

    5 mins

  • COOK

    10 mins


    15 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a medium bowl, cream together the shortening and sugar. Beat in the eggs and vanilla. stir in the self-rising flour to form a dough. On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough out to 1/4 inch in thickness. Cut into desired shapes with cookie cutters. Place cookies 1 1/2 inches apart onto the prepared cookie sheets.
  3. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.


Calories: 230 kcal
Carbohydrates: 32.2 g
Cholesterol: 35 mg
Fat: 10 g
Fiber: 0.6 g
Protein: 3.1 g
Sodium: 276 mg