Sugar Cookies

From Polish Stars

  • 1 ¼ cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 cup Shortening (no substitutes)
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1/4 cup Pancake Syrup
  • 2 teaspoons Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 teaspoon Almond Extract
  • 3 cups All-Purpose Flour
  • 3/4 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt

Preheat oven to 375.

Place sugar and shortening in large bowl and mix until well blended.

Add eggs, syrup, vanilla, and almond extract; beat until well blended and fluffy.

In separate bowl combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add gradually to shortening mixture, beating at low speed until well blended.

FOR SLICE AND BAKE COOKIES: Divide dough into two halves and place each half on a sheet of waxed paper or freezer paper. Form each into a log shape approximately 2-inches wide and 12-inches long. Wrap remaining paper around each and freeze for 30 minutes or until firm. Cut into 1/4-inch slices.

Bake one cookie sheet at a time at 375 for 5-7 minutes or until just the edges of cookies are lightly browned. DO NOT OVERBAKE.

Cool 2 minutes on cookie sheet.

Remove cookies to foil to cool completely.

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