Old Fashioned Sugar Cookies

Old Fashioned Sugar Cookies

Classic rolled and cut out cookies for any holiday or just because it's a Tuesday!
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cookies
Author: Cher


  • 1/2 Cup Shortening Crisco is best. Butter flavored if you can find it.
  • 3/4 Cup White sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 1/2 tsp Vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp Dry grated orange peel
  • 2 Cups White Flour
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Powder
  • 2-3 Tab Milk


  • Cream shortening and sugar.
  • Add egg and beat well.
  • Add vanilla and orange peel.
  • Add dry ingredients. Mix well. Add milk a little at a time until dough is soft and will hold its shape. A bit like the consistency of modeling clay.
  • Cover bowl with plastic wrap and chill several hours.
  • Roll 1/8 inch thick on lightly floured surface. Cut in shapes using cookie cutters of your choice. Sprinkle with sugar or leave plain to frost and decorate later.
  • Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Leave on pan for about 8 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

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