Sugar Cookie Cutouts

2/3 cup shortening

3/4 cup sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 egg

4 teaspoons milk

2 cups sifted flour

1½ teaspoons baking powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

Thoroughly cream shortening, sugar, and vanilla.  Add egg; beat until light and fluffy.  Stir in milk.  Sift together dry ingredients; blend into creamed mixture.  Divide dough in half.  Chill 1 hour.  On a lightly floured surface, roll to 1/8” thickness.  Cut in desired shapes with cutters.  Bake on greased cookie sheet at 375F for 6-8 minutes.  Cool slightly; remove from pan.

Makes 2 dozen.

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