Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 2/3 cup shortening

  2. 1 cup white sugar

  3. 2 eggs

  4. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  5. 1/3 cup milk

  6. 3 cups all-purpose flour

  7. 1 tablespoon baking powder

  8. 1/2 teaspoon salt

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. In a medium bowl, cream together the shortening and sugar. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, then stir in the vanilla and milk. Combine the flour , baking powder and salt, stir into the wet mixture. Cover and chill for about 1 hour. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line baking sheets with parchment paper. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough out to 1/4 to 1/8 inch thickness. Cut into desired shapes with cookie cutters. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, until middle of cookie springs back when touched. Cool on wire racks. Frost with frosting if desired.


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