Sugar Cookies Recipe

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Sugar Cookies

Jennifer Stonecipher Sewart

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@HOOSIERDOUGHBABY

An easy and delicious family favorite not only during the holidays but all year around! Get creative and transform a holiday favorite into an all year occasion with different cookie cutters! Keeps the kids happy and a nice way to spend family time together!


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Serves:

4 dozen cookies

Prep:

20 Min

Cook:

10 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

3/4 c
shortening
2
eggs
2 1/2 c
flour
1 tsp
salt
1 c
sugar
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1 tsp
baking powder

YOU MAY EITHER USE 1 TEASPOON VANILLA EXTRACT OR 1/2 TEASPOON LEMON EXTRACT

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Mix thoroughly shortening, sugar, eggs and flavoring. Blend in flour, baking powder and salt. Cover; chill at least 1 hour.
2
Heat oven to 400 degrees. Roll dough 1/8 inch thick on lightly flowered board. Cut into desired shapes. Place on ungreased baking sheet. Bake 6-8 minutes or until very light brown.
3
For an iced frosting:

Mix 2 Cups Confectioner's sugar and 1 Tablespoon water. Add more water, 1 teaspoon at a time until icing is of the consistency desired. Add food coloring and or vanilla or lemon flavoring as desired. Add to taste and colored desired. Either dip cooled cookie into the icing or spoon or paint on. Let it sit until icing hardens. Enjoy!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: For Kids, Heirloom