Thursday, May 24, 2012

Buttery Sugar Cookies

Buttery Sugar Cookies, Kristen Rettig
Our family favorite!

1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup shortening
1 cup sugar (plus more sugar for sprinkling)
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla
2 cup flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt

Beat first three ingredients until light and fluffy.  Beat in egg and vanilla.  Combine dry ingredients and mix in.  Form ball and cover in plastic wrap and chill for 1 hour or more.  Roll dough 1/8" thick and cut with cookie cutters.  Sprinkle with sugar.  Bake on greased cookie sheet at 375 for 10 minutes or until very lightly colored.   Makes 2 dozen.

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