Sunday, December 21, 2008

World's Greatest Sugar Cookie Recipe

This is my mom's sugar cookie recipe. It's been in my family for a long time.

Sugar Cookies

1/2 cup Crisco shortening
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 cup sugar
1 Tbl. milk
2 cups flour
1/2 tsp. salt
various colored sugar sprinkles

Directions: Cook on ungreased cookie sheet. With electric mixer mix sugar, egg, and shortening until blended. Add 1 1/2 cup flour and rest of ingredients and blend well. Mixture should be thick. You can refridgerate the dough for easier rolling. Use additional 1/2 cup flour to roll out dough with rolling pin. Take 1/3 of dough and roll onto counter top sprinkle with flour. Add some flour to rolling pin. Roll to desired thickness about 1/4 inch. Use cookie cutters for desired shapes. Put on cookie sheet. Add colored sugar sprinkles. Bake in oven at 325 degrees for 8-10 minutes. Remove from oven when lightly browned and let stand for 1 minute before removing from cookie sheet. These cookies taste the best when they are still soft not crispy.


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