Cookie Cutter Sugar Cookies


* 3/4 cup shortening or butter
* 1 cup sugar
* 2 eggs
* 1 teaspoon vanilla
* 2 1/2 cups flour
* 1 teaspoon baking powder
* 1 teaspoon salt


Preheat over to 400°.

Cream together butter (or shortening) and sugar in a large mixing bowl. Add eggs and vanilla and mix well.

In a separate bowl, mix together flour, baking powder and salt. Mix the flour mixture into the butter mixture slowly and thouroughly.

Chill the dough for 1 hour. Roll 1/8 inch thick and cut out cookies with cookie cutters. Bake on an ungreased cookie sheet for 6-8 minutes. Decorate with frosting when cool.

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