Sunday, December 23, 2012

Savory Sunday: Old Fashioned Sugar Cookies

Savory Sunday


Old Fashioned Sugar Cookies


I normally make sugar cookies for Halloween and Christmas. This year I was asked to make an array of Christmas cookies so of course I had to make sugar cookies. I decided though that I wouldn't make my normal recipe. I will save that for another day. Since I am making all these cookies for my in-laws I decided to make a more traditional recipe. I found this one in an old 1950's cook book. After making them, I think they need icing, but you tell me what you think!

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Ingredients
2/3 cup Shortening
3/4 cup Granulated Sugar
1 tsp Vanilla
1 Egg
4 tsp Milk
2 cups Sifted All-Purpose Flour
1 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
1/4 tsp
Salt
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Directions
1. Preheat the oven to 375°.
2. Thoroughly cream shortening, sugar, and vanilla.
3. Add egg; beat till light and fluffy.
4. Stir in milk.
5. In separate bowl, sift together flour, baking powder, and salt; blend into creamy mixture.
6. Chill at least one hour.
7. On lightly floured surface, half the dough out to 1/4-inch thickness.
8. Use desired cookie cutters to cut the dough and place on greased cookie sheet for 6-8 minutes.
**Makes approximately 2-3 dozen cookies**

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