Soft and Chewy Vanilla Butter Cookies

makes about 3 dozen

adapted from Dine and Dish


1 cup butter flavored Crisco

1 cup sugar

1/2 cup brown sugar

2 eggs

1 1/2 TB water

2 tsp vanilla

3 cups flour

1 tsp baking soda

1/2 tsp salt


Preheat oven to 375.

In large mixing bowl, beat together Crisco, sugar, brown sugar, eggs, water and vanilla until well mixed.

Add flour, baking soda, and salt to mixing bowl and mix well.

Cover and refrigerate dough for 30 min.

Roll dough into 1 in. balls; slightly flatten and place on cookie sheet.

Bake 7-8 min. or until light brown. Do not overcook- take them out when they still look slightly under cooked. Allow them to cool and firm up on the cookie sheet for a few minutes, then transfer to wire rack.