¾ c. granulated sugar
1/3 c. shortening
1 ¼ t. baking powder
1 T. milk
½ t. vanilla
¼ t. salt
In large bowl, using an electric mixer, mix all ingredients together at medium speed, until well mixed. Occasionally, use a rubber spatula to scrape bowl.
With hands, shape dough into a ball, place in a plastic zip lock bag or covered bowl and place in refrigerator for at least 1 hour (can be refrigerated overnight).
When ready to bake cookies:
Preheat Oven to 400O F.
Cut out cookies using cookie
cutters. Use a metal (or plastic) spatula to lift cookies off counter
and place cookies ½ inch apart on cookie sheets.
Bake 8 minutes or until very light brown, remove from cookie sheet using metal spatula and place on cooling racks to cool.
Yields: about 2-3 dozen
Created by Jo Black © April 2010