Basic Sugar Cookie
2/3 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 1/2  cups flour
1 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
  1. Cream shortening, gradually adding sugar
  2. Add egg and vanilla
  3. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt
  4. Combine flour mixture to sugar mixture
  5. Wrap in plastic wrap, chill at least one hour
  6. Roll out dough to 1/4" thickness, cut cookies
  7. Place cookies on lightly greased cookie sheet
  8. Bake at 350 F for 12 minutes
  9. Cool on sheet for several minutes, than transfer to wire rack
  10. When cooled may be iced.
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