Holiday Sugar Cookies

Amount     

Measure         

Ingredient -- Preparation Method

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1/3             

cup                  

butter -- softened

1/3             

cup                  

shortening

2                

cups                

flour -- all-purpose

1                

whole              

egg -- room temperature

3/4             

cup                  

sugar

1                

tablespoon     

milk -- 2% low fat

1                

teaspoon        

baking powder

1                

teaspoon        

flavored extract extract

1                

dash                

salt

5                

drops               

food coloring

3                

tablespoons    

sugar -- decorative

Beat egg, butter and shortening until fluffy. Add 3/4 cup sugar, milk, baking powder, extract, salt and food coloring. Mix thoroughly.
Add half of the flour. Mix thoroughly. Add rest of flour.
Divide dough in half. Cover and chill for 3 hours.
On lightly floured surface roll half of the dough into 1/8 inch thickness. Cut out with a shaped cookie cutters. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet. Sprinkle with decorative sugar. Duplicate with remaining dough.
Bake at 375F for 7 to 8 minutes or until edges are firm. Cool cookies on a rack. Makes 36 cookies.
You can make these cookies for any holiday by changing the color of the food coloring, flavor of the extract, and the shape of the cookie cutters.
Per Serving : 80 Calories; 4g Fat (42.7% calories from fat); 1g Protein; 11g Carbohydrate; trace Dietary Fiber; 10mg Cholesterol; 40mg Sodium. Exchanges: 1/2 Grain (Starch); 0 Lean Meat; 0 Non-Fat Milk; 1/2 Fat; 1/2 Other Carbohydrates.

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