Old Fashioned Sugar Cookies

Old Fashioned Sugar Cookies

Classic rolled and cut out cookies for any holiday or just because it's a Tuesday!

  • 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
  1. Cream shortening and sugar.

  2. Add egg and beat well.

  3. Add vanilla and orange peel.

  4. Mix well.

  5. Chill several hours, covered.

  6. 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.

  7. 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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