Classic Sugar Cookies
|1||Cup||Crisco Butter Flavor|
|1/2||Cup||firmly packed brown sugar|
|3||large||eggs (lightly beaten)|
|4||Cups||All purpose flour|
|1+1/2||tsp||cream of tartar|
Frosting, sparkling sugar and decorator sprinkles are optional
Beat shortening, granulated sugar and brown sugar in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until creamy.
Add milk and vanilla.
Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
Combine flour, baking soda, cream of tartar and salt in separate large bowl; add gradually to shortening mixture, beating until well blended.
Cover and chill 1 hour.
Heat oven to 350° F. Roll out 1/3 of dough at a time on lightly floured surface to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut out shapes with floured 2- to 3-inch cookie cutters. Place 2 niches apart on ungreased baking sheets (for easy cleanup, use parchment paper between the cookies and the baking sheet). Sprinkle with sparkling sugar and decorator sprinkles, if desired.
Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Cool on baking sheet 2 minutes. Remove to wire rack to cool completely.
Frost and decorate as desired.
Makes 5 dozen.