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Sugar Cookies Recipe

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This recipe for Sugar Cookies, by , is from Cooking with Mom, one of the cookbooks created at FamilyCookbookProject.com. We help families or individuals create heirloom cookbook treasures.

Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Sherri Ballinger
Added: Saturday, December 13, 2008

Category:
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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup margarine or butter (1 stick), softened
1/2 cup shortening
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Directions:
Directions:
1. Into large bowl, measure flour, baking powder, and salt. In another large bowl, with mixer at medium speed, beat sugar, margarine or butter, and shortening until creamy. Reduce speed to low; add eggs, 1 at a time, and vanilla; beat until blended.
2. Beat in flour mixture just until blended. Divide dough into 4 equal pieces. Wrap each piece with plastic wrap and refrigerate 30 minutes (dough will be soft).
3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. On well-floured surface, with floured rolling pin, roll 1 piece of dough 1/8 inch thick. With floured 3- to 4-inch assorted cookie cutters, cut dough into as many cookies as possible; reserve trimmings. With pancake turner, place cookies, about 1 inch apart, on large ungreased cookie sheet. If you like, with drinking straw, make a hole in top of each cookie for hanging.
4. Bake cookies 10 to 12 minutes, until lightly browned. With pancake turner, remove cookies to wire rack to cool. Repeat with remaining dough and trimmings.

Once cookies are cooled, they can be decorated and iced.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
The best icing is royal icing. It dries good, tastes good, and maintains the decorations better.

 

 

 

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