Yield
about 5 1/2 dozen

Your kitchen will smell like a bakery when you make these tender treasures.

How to Make It

Step 1

Beat shortening and 1 1/2 cups sugar at medium speed of an electric mixer until fluffy. Add eggs and flavorings, beating until blended.

Step 2

Combine flour, baking powder, and salt; gradually add to shortening mixture, beating well. Cover and chill dough.

Step 3

Shape dough into 1" balls. Roll balls in 1/4 cup sugar. Place balls on ungreased cookie sheets.

Step 4

Bake at 350° for 8 to 9 minutes or until barely golden. Let cool 2 minutes on cookie sheets. Remove to wire racks to cool completely.

Christmas with Southern Living 1997

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