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Cut Out Cookies Recipe

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This recipe for Cut Out Cookies, by , is from The Hoffman Family Cookbook, one of the cookbooks created at We'll help you start your own personal cookbook! It's easy and fun. Click here to start your own cookbook!

Marion Hoffman


1/2 C Shortening
1 Egg
1/4 tsp cream tartar
1 1/2 C Flour (always use more)
Pinch Salt
1 tsp Vanilla
1/2 tsp Baking Soda
1 C Sugar
1 tsp Almond Extract

Cream sugar, shortening, beat until fluffy, add egg, beat well
Add dry ingredients and continue to mix using electric mixer.
Roll into large smooth ball & chill dough until ready to make
Roll out with rolling pin, flour to keep from sticking
Bake 400 6-12 minutes.




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