Old-Fashioned Sugar Cookies

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Clear the kitchen counters and carve out some time with your kids this holiday season to make these Old-Fashioned Sugar Cookies. You'll have just as much fun cutting the festive shapes as you will enjoying their flavor!

Yield: Makes 2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

Preparation

  1. In a large bowl, beat butter and shortening with an electric mixer on medium speed for 30 seconds. Add remaining ingredients; mix well. Cover and chill dough for 3 hours. On a lightly floured surface, roll out dough to a 1/8-inch thickness; cut into desired shapes with cookie cutters. Arrange on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375 degrees for 7 minutes, or until golden.
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