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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
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min.
  • Makes
    about 4 dozen

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Colored sugar

Directions

  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
2 each: 141 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 121mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.
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