Cardinal Sugar Cookies

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Cardinal Sugar Cookies


4 cups all-purpose flour

1 tablespoon baking powder

½ teaspoon salt

1 ½ sticks butter

2/3 cups shortening

1 ½ cups sugar

2 eggs

2 tablespoons milk

2 teaspoons vanilla


Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Stir together flour, baking powder and salt.  In a nother bowl, beat butter and shortening together.  Add sugar and beat until fluffy.  Add eggs, milk and vanilla; beat well.  Add dry ingredients to beaten mixture beating until well combined.  Cover and chill 4 hours or overnight.  Roll on a lightly floured surface to 1/8 inch thickness.  Cut into cardinal shapes and place on an ungreased cookie sheet.  Bake at 375 degrees for 8 minutes or until the edges are golden brown.  Allow to cool.  Decorate with frosting and red sugar crystals.

Julie Murphy at Christmas Brunch 2007



Cardinal Sugar Cookies


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