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Anne's Sugar Cookies

This recipe for cut-out sugar cookies is the best I've discovered. Easy to roll out, so tasty, and filled with memories of a brave and godly woman.
Prep Time 1 hr
Cook Time 10 mins
Course Dessert


  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla


  • Mix the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, andsalt together in a large bowl. Cut in the shortening like you would for piecrust.  Beat the eggs and vanillatogether in a small bowl. Make a well in the middle of the dry ingredients,pour in the egg mixture and stir until the dough clings together. (Anne saysshe uses her hands for this step.)
  • Dust bread board and rolling pin with a bit of flour.Using small amounts of dough at a time, roll out to desired thickness and cutin desired shapes, placing on an ungreased cookie sheet. If you want a softercookie, roll out thick. If you want a thin, crispy cookie, roll out thin. 
  • Bake at 400 degrees for 8-10 minutes.


Karen's Note: If you don’t want to ice, these taste good just plain. You can also sprinkle colored sugar on the cookies before baking.