Old-Fashioned Sugar Cookies

Drop Cookies
Christmas Cookies

  • 1 cup shortening
  • 2 cups sugar, divided
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Cream shortening: add 1 1/2 cups sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Add eggs and flavorings; beat well.

Combine flour, baking powder, and salt. Add to creamed mixture; mix.

Drop dough by heaping teaspoonfuls 3 inches apart onto greased cookie sheets. Press cookies with a fork to flatten. Sprinkle cookies with remaining sugar. Bake at 375° for 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.

Yield: 8 dozen.


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