Soft & Chewy Vanilla Butter Cookies
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Kristen finds that butter-flavor Crisco provides the same buttery taste as actual butter. But if you can, opt for a non-hydrogenated brand instead.
Serves: 36 cookies
  • 1 cup butter flavor shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1½ tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. (You will have to chill the dough for 30 minutes, so you may want to do this when you put the dough in the fridge to chill).
  2. In a large mixing bowl, beat together Crisco, sugar, brown sugar, eggs, water, and vanilla until well mixed.
  3. Add the flour, baking soda and salt to the mixing bowl and mix well.
  4. Cover and refrigerate dough for 30 minutes.
  5. Roll dough into 1 inch balls; slightly flatten and place on ungreased cookie sheet.
  6. Place in preheated oven and bake for 8-10 minutes or until very light brown. (I always take my cookies out right before they look like they are done. I then allow them to sit on the cookie sheet for a couple of minutes to firm up.)
Recipe by Go Dairy Free at