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Sugar Cookies

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Ingredients
  Sifted all purpose flour 2 Cup (32 tbs) (Robin Hood)
  Baking powder 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Nutmeg 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Soft shortening 3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs) (Part Butter)
  Vanilla 1 Teaspoon
  Granulated sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Eggs 2
Directions

Measure flour, baking powder, salt and nutmeg onto waxed paper.
Stir thoroughly to blend.
Cream shortening and butter until light and fluffy.
Add vanilla.
Gradually add sugar, mixing until creamy.
Beat in eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
Add dry ingredients, combining thoroughly.
Chill dough for 2 hours at least (preferably overnight).
Roll out chilled dough on lightly floured bakeboard or pastry cloth to 1/8 inch thickness.
Cut out cookies close together using floured cookie cutter.
Place on greased baking sheet 2" apart.
Sprinkle with plain or coloured sugar, chocolate or coloured cake decorations.
Bake at 375° F (moderate) for 8-10 minutes.
Cool on racks.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cookie
Restriction: 
Lacto Ovo Vegetarian

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