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Donna's Sugar Cookies

Donna's Sugar Cookies Recipe

Sugary Fun Cookies

Ingredients

2 cups sugar

1 cup vegetable shortening

3 eggs

1 cup sour cream

2 teaspoons almond extract

6 cups all-purpose flour

1 1/2 tsp baking soda

colored sugars, jimmies, non-pareils or dragées (optional)

decorating icing (optional)

Method

In a mixing bowl, beat together sugar and shortening until light and fluffy.

Stir in eggs,
sour cream and almond extract; beat well.
In another bowl, stir together flour
and baking
soda. Stir flour mixture into shortening mixture until well combined. If necessary,
add
enough extra flour so that the dough forms a ball.
Divide dough into 4 parts.
Wrap each
part in plastic wrap and chill about 2 hours.
Pre-heat oven to 350 F.
Roll out
to 1/4-inch
thickness between two sheets of waxed paper. Cut into desired shapes with cookie
cutters.
Place on ungreased cookie sheet. If desired, decorate with colored sugars, jimmies,
or
dragées.
Bake 8-10 minutes or until edges of cookies are golden.
Allow
to cool one minute
on cookie sheets and then remove to wire racks to cool completely. If cookies
were not
decorated before baking, decorate with icing.
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