Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

  2. 1 1/2 cups white sugar

  3. 2/3 cup shortening

  4. 2 eggs

  5. 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder

  6. 2 tablespoons milk

  7. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  8. 1/2 teaspoon salt

  9. 1 cup egg white

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Mix first 8 ingredients in a large bowl at medium speed until well mixed. Shape dough into a ball and wrap with waxed paper. Refrigerate 2 to 3 hours until easy to handle. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly grease cookie sheets. Roll out half of the dough at a time on a lightly floured surface. Keep the remaining dough refrigerated. For crisp cookies, roll paper thin. For softer cookies, roll 1/8 to 1/4 inch thick. With floured cookie cutters, cut dough into various shapes. Re-roll dough trimmings and continue to cut shapes. Place cookies 1/2 inch apart on greased cookie sheets. To glaze, brush tops of cookies with heavy or whipping cream or with an egg white slightly beaten with 1 tablespoon of water. Sprinkle cookies with your choice of toppings; bake 8 minutes or until very light brown. Remove cookies and cool completely.


Send feedback