Christmas Sugar Cookies



  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 cups shortening
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 4 1/3 cups cake flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Plain or colored sugar, for decorating

Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.

In a mixer, cream together sugars and shortening. Mix on slow speed 30 seconds,
then scrape down the bowl with a spatula. Increase speed to medium and mix for
3 minutes.
Slowly add vanilla and beaten egg while mixing.
In a separate bowl, combine cake flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
Gradually add the flour mixture to the creamed mixture, mixing on slow speed
until just blended. Do not over mix.Scoop with an ice cream scoop and roll in
sugar. Place on baking sheet on foil. Flatten slightly with palm of hand, or
the bottom of a glass cup, which is what I use.

Bake 9 to 10 minutes. Cookies will be done when they have a light golden color
and have small cracks. Be sure to watch the first batch in the oven to know the
correct time.