Tuesday, December 14, 2010

GGMa Reger's Sugar Cookies

During our vacation in Florida I had the privilege to sit down with Da'Hubby's grandma where she was kind enough to share some of her favorite recipes. According to GGma this is the only sugar cookie recipe that she uses.

It produces a light, flavorful, soft on the inside and crisp on the outside sugar cookie.

5 cups sifted flour
2 cups sugar
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup shortening
2 Tbsp. cream
3 tsp. lemon rind
3 tsp. baking powder
4 eggs, beaten
2 tsp. vanilla

(1) Sift dry ingredients together.
(2) Add lemon rind to shortening. Add sugar and cream mixture until fluffy.
(3) Add vanilla, eggs and cream. Beat well. Add flour gradually and blend.
(4) Chill.
(5) Bake at 375 degrees for 10 minutes or until just golden brown.

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