Sweet Sugar Cookies
|All purpose flour||2 Cup (32 tbs)|
|Baking powder||1⁄2 Teaspoon|
|Baking soda||1⁄2 Tablespoon|
|Solid vegetable shortening||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Granulated sugar replacement||3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs)|
|Skim milk||3 Teaspoon|
|Vanilla extract||1 Teaspoon|
|Grated orange peel||1 Teaspoon|
|Aspartame sweetener||3 Tablespoon|
Sift the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together into a bowl.
Combine the solid shortening and sweetener in a mixing bowl.
Beat until creamy.
Beat in the egg, milk, vanilla extract, and orange peel.
Blend in the flour mixture.
Lightly grease two large cookie sheets.
Roll dough out on a lightly floured surface to 1/8 in. (8 mm) thickness.
Cut with a doughnut cutter, Transfer dough rounds to prepared cookie sheets.
Gather and reroll scraps.
Cut additional cookies.
Bake at 375°F (190°C) for 14 minutes or until edges of cookies are golden brown.
Remove from oven.
Sprinkle cookies with aspartame sweetener (use one envelope for eight cookies).
Move cookies to cooling rack.
For a festive holiday touch, sprinkle cookies with a small amount of colored sugar-free gelatin.