Rolled Sugar Cookies
|All purpose flour||3 Cup (48 tbs)|
|Baking powder||2 Teaspoon|
|Baking soda||3⁄4 Teaspoon|
|Ground nutmeg||1⁄2 Teaspoon|
|Shortening||1 Cup (16 tbs)|
|Egg||1 , beaten|
|Sugar||1 1⁄4 Cup (20 tbs)|
|Vanilla extract||1 Teaspoon|
Combine flour, baking powder, soda, and nutmeg; cut in shortening with a pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse meal.
Combine egg, sugar, milk, and vanilla; stir well, and pour into crumb mixture.
Stir with a fork until dry ingredients are moistened.
Pat dough into a ball, and chill at least 2 hours.
Divide dough in half; store 1 portion in refrigerator.
Roll dough to 1/8 inch thickness on a lightly floured surface.
Cut with a 3 inch cookie cutter, and place on lightly greased cookie sheets.
Bake at 375° for 6 minutes or until edges are lightly browned.
Cool on wire racks.
Repeat procedure with remaining dough.