Sunday, June 3, 2012

Sugar Cookies

It's Sunday afternoon, and I could go for something simple and sweet.

Sugar Cookies

1 cup shortening (or butter)
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg
1 ts lemon extract
2 1/4 cups flour
1 1/2 ts baking powder
1/4 ts salt

-Cream together shortening and 1/2 cup sugar.
-Beat egg and add to mixture.
-Add lemon extract to mixture.
-Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt, then add to mixture.
-Shape dough into 2 rolls, 2" in diameter; wrap in waxed paper and chill.
-When firm, slice 1/8" thick disks.
-Place on greased baking sheet, brush with milk and sprinkle with sugar.
-Bake at 400 degrees for 6 minutes. Yield 60.

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