Everyday Meals

Refrigerator Cookies III

Ingredients

  • 1 cup shortening
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2eggs
  • 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ⅓ cup colored sugar for decoration
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    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.

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  • Step 2

    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.

  • Step 3

    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.

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