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Sugar Cookies (Christmas)                        Marge Breiwick

3/4 cup butter                        1 cup sugar

2 eggs                        1 tsp. vanilla

2 1/2 cups flour                        1 tsp. baking powder

1 tsp. Salt


Mix shortening, sugar, eggs and flavoring thoroughly.  Measure flour.  Add baking powder and salt together.  Sift together.  Chill dough 1 hour.   Heat oven to 400.  Roll dough 1/8" thick.  Use Christmas cookie cutters and cut out cookies.  Bake 6 to 8 minutes.  Yields 4 dozen cookies.  My mother made cut-out Christmas cookies when I was a little girl.  I would help frost them.  I made them for our children with their help.  Now I make them for our grandchildren and they help frost them.  A favorite tradition.