Sugar Cookies from Judy

Judy Few

By
@nanajc2004

From the cookbook "Praise For the Cook" published by Proctor & Gamble, 1959. Literally hundreds of green-frosted Christmas Tree Cookies have been created in my kitchen using this recipe. My mother gave me the book when I was 13 or 14 years old - my first cookbook.


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Ingredients

2/3 c
crisco
1 1/4 c
sugar
2
eggs
1 Tbsp
milk
1 tsp
vanilla
3 c
sifted enriched flour
1 tsp
salt
2 tsp
double-acting backing powder

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Blend Crisco, sugar, eggs, milk and vanilla. Add dry ingredients and mix thoroughly.
2
Roll 1/8" thick on lightly floured board and cut with cookie cutter.
3
Bake in moderate oven, 375 degrees, on ungreased baking sheets for 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned.
4
Remove from pan immediately and sprinkle with sugar, if desired. Makes 6 to 7 dozen cookies.
5
VARIATIONS:
Orange or Lemon Cookies - Use 1 T orange or lemon juice in place of milk and stir in 1 T orange or lemon rind.

Spice Sugar Cookies - Add 1/2 tsp nutmeg and 1/4 tsp cinnamon with dry ingredients.

Crunchy Cookies - Stir 1 cup very finely chopped nuts into cookie dough.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Other Tag: Quick & Easy