Total Time
1hr 40mins
Prep 1 hr 30 mins
Cook 10 mins

These were our family tradition for Halloween handouts and Christmas cookies.


  1. Cream shortening, sugar, egg, and vanilla.
  2. Blend dry ingredients and add to creamed mixture alternating with cour cream. Measure flour by dip level, pour method or by sifting.
  3. Refrigerate dough for at least 1 hour to make easier to roll out.
  4. Roll dough out 1/4" thick on well-floured surface.
  5. Cut with 3-1/2" (9cm) round cookie cutter or other shapes.
  6. Place on baking sheet. Can sprinkle with colored baking sugar at this point or wait and frost when cookies have cooled down.
  7. Bake at 350F (175C) for 8-10 minutes.