Brown Sugar Refrigerator Cookies
|Shortening||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Firmly packed brown sugar||1 1⁄4 Cup (20 tbs)|
|Vanilla extract||1 Teaspoon|
|Chopped nuts||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Baking powder||1 Teaspoon|
|Ground cinnamon||1⁄4 Teaspoon|
|Ground ginger/Allspice||1⁄8 Teaspoon|
|All purpose flour||2 Cup (32 tbs)|
Cream shortening and sugar; add vanilla extract: add unbeaten egg; cream again.
Add nuts and mix well.
Add baking powder, salt and spices to flour; stir into the creamed mixture.
Shape into two long, slender rolls and wrap securely in waxed paper or heavy-duty aluminum foil.
Chill overnight or longer.
Place dough on board and cut into thin slices with a sharp, thin-bladed knife.
Place slices about 1 inch apart on lightly greased cookie sheets.
Bake at 375° for about 12 minutes, or until done.
Remove to wire racks.