I decided to make something for my bosses baby shower at work and I knew sugar cookies would be the perfect treat. I found these sugar cookies on allrecipes.com
. I love that they were simple and easy to make, but still tasted delicious.
2/3 cup of vegetable shortening
2/3 cup butter
1 ½ cups sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
3 ½ unbleached all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1/3 cup decorating sugar
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium bowl, cream the butter, shortening, and sugar. Add the eggs and vanilla and beat until smooth. Combine the flour, baking powder and salt and beat into the mixture until the dough comes together. Roll dough in the palms of your hands into walnut sized balls and roll the balls into sugar and bake on a cookies sheet about 2 inches apart. Bake cookies 10 to 12 minutes until bottoms are light brown. Remove from baking sheets and cool on wire racks. This makes about 24 cookies.