Jon Ashton’s Christmas Cookies
Penny Ashton - 1990
makes 6 doz.

Oven 375° 6 to 8 min
Requires Cookie Sheets.
Need Cookie Cutters.

  CHRISTMAS SUGAR COOKIES   2CShortening>Mix really well (creaming) 2 ¼CSugar 3tVanilla   3Eggs>Add and beat till light & fluffy.   ¾CMilk>Stir in   6CAll Purpose Flour>Sift together then blend in. 4 ½tBaking Powder ¾tSalt   Divide dough into 6 parts - chill at least 1 hour (3 hours is best).
Roll out in. thick on lightly floured surface and cut with Cookie Cutters.
Bake on ungreased cookie sheet for 6-8 mins. Hint: Excess flour and/or rolling will toughen cookies. Chilled dough absorbs less flour. Roll on lightly floured surface. If you own them, use a pastry cloth and stockinette cover for rolling pin.