Refrigerator Cookies III2019-09-21
- Servings: 42 servings (7 dozen)
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1 cup shortening
1 cup white sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/3 cup colored sugar for decoration
- Mix shortening, sugar, eggs, and vanilla together in large bowl. Stir flour, salt, and baking soda together in a separate bowl. Blend dry ingredients in with the shortening mixture. Mix thoroughly with hands.
- Divide dough into 3 parts; shape into cylinders, 1 1/2 inches in diameter and about 7 inches long. Roll in colored sugar (or use finely chopped nuts instead). Chill for several hours or overnight.
- Heat oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C). Cut into 1/4 inch slices, and place on greased cookie sheets. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes. Cool.