Paradise Bakery Sugar Cookies (Copy Cat recipe)

My favorite cookies in the history of EVER are the sugar cookies from the chain Paradise Bakery. Years ago I found the copy cat recipe online and have made them every Christmas. I only make them once a year because they are completely unhealthy…but oh so great tasty! Isn’t that how it always is?!

The two ingredients that separate these cookies from most are cake flour and shortening!

Paradise Bakery Sugar Cookies Recipe by Recipe Goldmine

1 cup granulated sugar

1 cup confectioners’ sugar 2 cups shortening

3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 egg, beaten

4 1/3 cups cake flour

3/4 teaspoon baking soda 3/4 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

Sugar/Sprinkles for decorating


Heat oven to 375 degrees F.In a medium bowl, mix together the sugars and shortening using an electric mixer. Mix on slow speed for 30 seconds, then scrape down the bowl with a spatula. Increase speed to medium and mix for 3 minutes. Slowly add vanilla extract and egg while mixing.

In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Gradually add the flour mixture to the mixing bowl, mixing on slow speed until just blended. Do not overmix.Dough may be rolled out on lightly floured board and cut with cookie cutters or scooped with an ice cream scoop and placed directly on cookie sheet. If scooped, flatten with palm of hand.

Bake at 375 degrees F for 9 to 10 minutes. Cookies are done when small cracks appear. Ideally, the edges do not brown.

Sprinkle liberally with sugar after baking.Makes 3 dozen cookies.

These are PERFECT for SANTA…if they last that long 🙂

Merry Christmas!!



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