Total Time
28mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 8 mins

An old recipe from my mom. She used to make these for holidays with piped icing for decoration. I put the dough back in the refrigerator between batches. Chill time is 1 hour.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Add shortening to a large mixing bowl; cream until fluffy.
  2. Gradually add in sugar, beating until light and fluffy.
  3. Add in egg and milk; beat well.
  4. In another smaller bowl, add flour, baking powder, cinnamon, nutmeg, and salt; stir to combine; add to batter; beat well.
  5. Stir in vanilla.
  6. Cover and chill dough for 1 hour.
  7. Roll dough out onto a lightly floured surface to 1/4 inch thickness.
  8. Cut out with cookie cutter (I dip the cutting edges of my cookie cutters in flour first).
  9. Place cut-out shapes on a lightly greased baking sheet.
  10. Bake at 375° for 6-8 minutes or until lightly browned.
  11. Cool on wire rack.
  12. Cooled cookies may be frosted if desired.

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