Story Book Cookies

A sugar cookie with vanilla. I’ve heard of this name being used for cookies that were sold in a box with a fairy tale character on them and the cookies would be dyed to match, but other than that, I haven’t found another explanation for the name.

From the box of C.C. from Ceres, California.

Story Book Cookies

2-1/2 c. sifted regular all-purpose flour
1 tsp. double-acting baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1 c. granulated sugar
1/2 c. shortening
1/4 c. butter or margarine, softened
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla

  1. Onto waxed paper, sift flour with baking powder and salt. In large bowl, with wooden spoon, mix sugar, shortening, butter or margarine, eggs, and vanilla until creamy. Stir in flour mixture until well blended. Refrigerate 2 hours or until dough can be handled easily.
  2. Roll out on lightly floured dough board 1/4 in thickness.

Makes 2 dozen.

Preheat oven 400 deg. Bake 6 to 8 minutes.

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