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Shrewsbury Cakes

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Ingredients
  Shortening 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Vanilla 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Egg 1 , well beaten
  Cake flour 2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs)
  Egg 1
  Poppy seed 1 Teaspoon
  Colored sugar 1 Teaspoon
  Cinnamon 1 Teaspoon
Directions

Cream shortening and sugar.
Add vanilla and egg, blend.
Add flour.
Chill.
Roll dough out 1/8 inch thick and cut into fancy shapes.
Different effects can be obtained by brushing surface with beaten egg or sprinkling cookies with poppy seed or sugar (plain, colored or cinnamon).
Bake at 350° F. 15 minutes.
Makes 7 dozen 2 1/2 inch cookies.
This cookie is like sweet, tender pastry and keeps indefinitely.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Snack
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cookie
Interest: 
Party

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