Sunday, March 13, 2016

Sugar Cookies

2/3 cup shortening   *   3½ cups flour   *   2/3 cup butter
2 tsp. baking powder   *   1 ½ cup white sugar   *   1 tsp. salt
2 eggs   *   1/3 cup sugar for decoration   *   2 tsp. vanilla

Preheat oven to 350*.  In med. bowl cream together the butter, shortening and sugar.  Stir in the eggs and vanilla.  Combine flour, baking powder and salt; stir into creamed mixture until dough comes together.  Roll dough into walnut-sized balls and roll the balls in sugar.  Place them on an unprepared cookie sheet approx. 2 inches apart.  Bake cookies 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven until the bottom is light brown.  Remove to wire rack to cool.

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