Soft Sugar Cookies Recipe

2/3 c. shortening
1 c. sugar
2 eggs
1/3 c. milk
1 tsp. vanilla
3 c. flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt

Cream Cheese Frosting:
8 oz. cream cheese-softened
1/4 c. butter, softened
1 tsp. vanilla
1 lb powdered sugar


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Beat shortening and sugar together. Add eggs, milk and vanilla. In separate bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt. Slowing add dry ingredients to wet ingredients. Mix together until you can form a large dough ball. On floured surface, roll out dough ball until about 1/2 to 3/4 inch thick. Use cookie cutters (or rim of a drinking glass) to cut cookie shapes out of dough. Place cookies on lightly sprayed cookie sheet. Bake about 10-12 minutes. Don’t overcook or they will turn out hard. For frosting…beat together cream cheese, butter, and vanilla. Add powdered sugar to desired consistency. Spread over cooled cookies.

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