Posted On December 19, 2010

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This is the sugar cookie recipe that Mom used at school.

400F for 6 to 8 minutes, good for children. Suitable for cutting in shapes and decorating.


3/4 cup shortening (use part butter)

1 cup sugar

2 eggs

1 tsp. vanilla

2  1/2 cup flour

1 tsp. baking powder

1 tsp. salt

Mix well the shortening, sugar, eggs, and the flavouring. Blend the flour, baking powder and the salt. Stir together. CHILL. Heat oven to 400F. Roll 1/8 thick on a floured board. Cut with floured cutters. Bake on an ungreased baking sheet for 6 to 8 minutes. You can decorate these cookies before baking with egg yolk paint. Blend 1 egg yolk and 1 tsp. water. Divide into small custard cups and add the food colourings chosen. Paint the cookies with a small paint brush. Use a separate brush for each colour.