I love sugar cookies. I don’t like icing on mine because that makes them too sweet for me so I just sprinkle them with sugar.
When I was in 9th grade I entered sugar cookies in the Major County Fair and won a blue ribbon. I have used the same recipe ever since.
This week I made 3 batches because I needed 4 dozen for an event at church and I need some for a dinner we were going attending. – and of course we needed some for here!
3/4 cup shortening (can use part butter or margarine)
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
Cover and chill at least 1 hour. Heat oven to 400.
Roll out on lightly floured board, cut into desired shapes.
Place on ungreased baking sheet.
Sprinkle with sugar.
bake 6-8 minutes or until very light brown.
I roll mine pretty thick. – because we like soft sugar cookies. For crisper cookies roll thinner and cook a little longer.