Makes 30 servings
- 1 cup shortening
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs
- ¼ cup skim milk
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 3 ¼ cups flour, plus additional for rolling dough
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- ½ tsp salt
- Sugar Cookie Frosting (see below)
- In a large mixing bowl, beat together shortening and sugar. Add eggs, milk and vanilla; beat until combined. In a separate bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Add to shortening mixture and beat until well combined. Cover and chill in a refrigerator for at least 2 hours or overnight.
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Dust work surface with flour. Roll dough ⅛ inch thick, cut with cookie cutters and place cutouts on cookie sheets lined with parchment paper. Bake in preheated oven for 9 to 11 minutes. Transfer cookies to wire rack to cool. Frost with Sugar Cookie Frosting (see below).
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