• Preparation Time 20 minutes
  • Baking Time 10 minutes
  • Makes about 36 cookies
  • Freezing Excellent, Not Decorated

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Ingredients

  • 3 1/3 cups Robin Hood® Original All Purpose Flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup Crisco® All Vegetable Shortening
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Coloured sugar, icing, and candies for decorating

Serving Size: about 36 cookies

Directions

Serving Size: about 36 cookies

  • Combine flour, baking powder and salt in medium mixing bowl. Mix well.
  • Cream shortening and sugar together on medium speed of electric mixer until blended. Beat in eggs and vanilla.
  • Stir in flour mixture. Mix well. Form dough into 2 balls. Wrap each in plastic wrap and chill about 3 hours for easy handling.
  • Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C). Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Roll dough out, one ball at a time, on a floured surface to 1/8" (3 mm) thickness. Cut into desired shapes like eggs and bunnies with floured cookie cutters. Place on cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Sprinkle on coloured sugar before baking or leave plain and decorate later.
  • Bake in preheated oven for 7 to 10 minutes, or until light golden. Cool on sheet 5 minutes, then transfer to rack and cool completely.
  • Decorate attractively with icing and candies.

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