MomMom's Sugar Cookies

I added a word to the dictionary during the Christmas Holidays--MomMoms Sugar Cookies: dough rolled out thinly on floured surface and cut with assorted Christmas shapes together with fun, laughter and love. Although MomMom has moved to heaven, as I roll and cut the same recipe along with the same cookie cutters, in the same kitchen the tradition started, the memories are etched in my thoughts. Thoughts of love and caring and MomMoms great smile with the bright twinkle of her eyes as she baked the best tasting sugar cookies ever made--in My Book, My Dictionary! Thank you MomMom! Contributed by Maureen Yin.

3 cups sifted all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1-1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 cup solid vegetable shortening
3 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Sift together flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Add shortening, mixing witha fork. Add eggs and vanilla, stirring until well incorporated. Chill dough for several hours or overnight. Pre-heat oven to 375 F. Roll out chilled dough thinly on a floured surface. Cut with cookie cutters and bake on ungreased cookie sheet for about 8 minutes or until lightly golden in color.

Servings: 60

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