Recipes for the soul

It wouldn’t be Christmas if I didn’t bake my cutout sugar cookies. I’ve used the same recipe from an old Betty Crocker Cookbook that my mother had. I got my own copy when I got married and still use it today.

Sugar Cookies

2/3 cup shortening Oven; 375 degrees
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 egg
4 tsps. milk
2 cups sifted all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt

Thoroughly cream shortening, sugar, and vanilla. Add egg; beat until light and fluffy.
Stir in milk. Sift together dry ingredients; blend into creamed mixture. Divide dough in
half. Chill 1 hour.

On lightly floured surface, roll to 1/8 to 1/4 inch thickness.* Cut into desired shapes with
cutters. Bake on a greased (I use parchment paper) cookie sheet at 375 degrees about 6 to 8 minutes.
Cool slightly; remove from pan. Makes 2 dozen. Frost with favorite frosting and sprinkles.
*Chill other half till ready to use.

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