Ethel's Sugar Cookies
|Shortening||3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs) (Part Butter / Margarine)|
|Sugar||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Lemon flavoring/1 teaspoon vanilla||1⁄2 Teaspoon|
|Flour||2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs) (Gold Medal)|
|Baking powder||1 Teaspoon|
Mix shortening, sugar, eggs, and flavoring thoroughly.
Measure flour by dipping method or by sifting.
Stir flour, baking powder, and salt together; blend in.
Chill at least 1 hr.
Heat oven to 400° (mod.hot).
Roll dough 1/2 thick on lightly floured board.
Cut with 3" cooky cutter.
Place on ungreased baking sheet.
Bake 6 to 8 min., or until cookies are a delicate golden color.