Saturday, March 21, 2009

BEST EVER SUGAR COOKIES


So simple and sweet even the little ones can help


Don't roll the dough out too many times - once it starts to flake don't use it anymore

They bake up perfectly soft and sweet and even stay soft for days

The more toppings to decorate it with, the better.

Let the kids decorate and sit back and enjoy!

SUGAR COOKIES
2/3 cup shortening (1/3 cup butter crisco, 1/3 margarine)
3/4 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 egg
4 tsp milk
2 cup sifted flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt

Cream shortening, sugar, vanilla. Add egg and beat until light and fluffy (2 minutes) then stir in milk. Sift all dry ingredients then add to the wet. Divide dough in half and roll in saran wrap and chill for 1 hour. Roll and cut - only 3-4 times on lightly floured surface 1/8-1/4 inch thick. Bake on greased cookie sheet 375 for 7 minutes


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