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Chill: 10 Minutes
Bake: 10 Minutes
- 1 cup shortening
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/3 cup sugar*
- 1/8 teaspoon red or green food coloring gel*
- Chopped candied cherries (optional)
- Beat shortening at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Gradually add 3/4 cup sugar, beating until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla, beating until blended.
- Combine flour, salt, and baking powder; gradually add to shortening mixture, beating at low speed until blended. Cover and chill 10 minutes.
- Combine 1/3 cup sugar and food coloring gel in a zip-top plastic bag, and seal; shake and squeeze bag to evenly distribute color. (Too much gel will make sugar wet.)
- Press dough into desired shapes using a cookie press. Sprinkle cookies with colored sugar, or top with candied cherries, if desired. Place cookies on ungreased baking sheets.
- Bake at 400° for 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool completely on wire racks.
- *Red or green decorator sugar crystals may be substituted for sugar and food coloring gel.
For this recipe, sift the flour after measuring it.
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