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Vanilla Sugar Cookies

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Ingredients
  Flour 2 1⁄2 Cup (40 tbs)
  Baking powder 1 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Shortening 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Sugar 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Eggs 2 , well beaten
  Vanilla extract 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
Directions

1. Heat oven to 400°. Lightly grease 2 cookie sheets. In a mixing bowl, sift or whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt. Cream together the shortening and sugar.
2. Gradually add the eggs and vanilla until evenly combined. Add flour mixture to shortening mixture in two or three additions, mixing only enough to incorporate between additions. Chill about 15 minutes.
3. On a well-floured surface, roll dough out as thin as possible. Cut with cookie cutter. Sprinkle tops of cookies with sugar, then transfer to prepared cookie sheets, spacing at least 2 inches apart.
4. Bake in small batches for about 6 to 8 minutes.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Chinese
Course: 
Snack
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cookie
Ingredient: 
Sugar

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