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Decorator Sugar Cookies

Yield about 5 dozen


  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Powdered Sugar Glaze

How to Make It

  1. Combine flour, baking powder, soda, and nutmeg in a large mixing bowl; cut in shortening with a pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.

  2. Combine eggs, sugar, milk, and vanilla in a small mixing bowl; mix well, and pour into crumb mixture. Stir with a fork until moistened. Shape into a ball. Chill 1 hour.

  3. Divide dough in half, keeping one half chilled until ready to use. Roll to 1/8-inch thickness on a lightly floured surface; cut with assorted cookie cutters.

  4. Place on lightly greased cookie sheets; bake at 375° for 5 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Remove from cookie sheets, and cool on wire racks. Repeat procedure with remaining dough. Decorate as desired with Powdered Sugar Glaze.

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