Monday, May 7, 2012

Sugar Cookies

Believe it or not, I needed a break from chocolate. These cookies were perfect for the sweet fix I needed. I didn't decorate them (since they were just for me!), but when I decide to share, they will be easy to decorate.

1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup powdered sugar
2 cups shortening
1 large egg 
3 1/2 cups flour 
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt 

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
Cream together shortening and sugars. Beat in egg. In a separate bowl, combine flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Gradually add flour mixture to the creamed mixture, mixing on slow speed until just blended.
Drop tablespoons of dough onto baking sheets, pressing down on the tops to flatten them. Bake for 10 minutes. Do not allow the edges to brown. Cool completely.
Yields 3 dozen cookies.

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