3/4cshortening(part butter or margarine, softened)
1tspvanilla(or 1/2 tsp lemon extract)
2 1/2cGold Medal (all-purpose) flour
Mix the shortening, sugar, eggs, and flavoring together thoroughly (best to cream the the shortening and sugar together until smooth first). Blend in the flour, baking powder, and salt. Cover and chill for at least an hour.
Heat oven to 400 degrees F and line your baking sheet(s) with parchment paper. Roll the dough to 1/4 inch thickness on a lightly floured pastry mat or board. Cut out desired shapes and transfer them to your baking sheet(s). Bake 6-8 minutes or until very lightly brown.
*Recipe as it was originally printed with very minor exceptions and an additional note or two, such as creaming the shortening and sugar together. Also, although the recipe states that it yields 4 dozen 3" cookies, my batches have never yielded more than 3 dozen :)
Vintage Betty Crocker Rolled Sugar Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 95Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Vitamin A 13IU0%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.