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Crispy Sugar Cookies

 Crispy Sugar Cookies
My son Josiah enjoys making treats. This recipe is great for kids because it has two manageable time blocks—mixing and chilling the dough, then cutting out and baking the cookies.—Josiah Hildenbrand, San Leandro, California
24 ServingsPrep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min.


  • 3/4 cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Lemon Extract
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Colored sugar


  • In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Beat in eggs and extract. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt;
  • gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Cover and refrigerate
  • for at least 2 hours or until easy to handle.
  • On a floured surface, roll dough to 1/8-in. thickness. Cut with
  • 2-1/2-in. cookie cutters. Place on greased baking sheets. Sprinkle
  • with colored sugar.
  • Bake at 400° for 7-9 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to
  • wire racks to cool. Yield: about 4 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (2 each) equals 141 calories, 7 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 18 mg cholesterol, 121 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.