Monday, December 3, 2007

Crisp Sugar Cookies

1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1 cup shortening (part butter for flavor)
2 eggs, unbeaten
3 tbsp sweet or sour cream
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp. lemon extract
3 cups all purpose four
1/2 tsp each of baking soda and salt

Gradually add sugar to shortening, creaming until fluffy. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Add cream and flavoring. Combine flour, soda, and salt. Add to creamed mixtures; mix well. Chill. Roll out small amounts at a time, very thin, on lightly floured board or canvas. Cut with various shaped cookie cutters. Place on un-greased cookie sheet. Sprinkle with additional granulated sugar or colored sugar. Bake in 400 degree oven for 6 to 9 minutes, until golden. Makes 6 dozen medium sized cookies.

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