Homemade Holiday Cookies

Source: Genius Kitchen

Food Fact

As you add vegetable shortening to your holiday baked goods, check out the ingredient label. Soybean oil will be first on the list!

Total Time: 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup vegetable shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons soy milk
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Directions

  1. Beat shortening and sugar in large bowl until smooth and creamy. Beat in egg, soy milk and vanilla until well blended.

  2. Combine flour, baking powder and salt in medium bowl. Gradually add flour mixture to shortening mixture until well blended. Wrap dough in plastic wrap; refrigerate 1 hour for easier handling.

  3. Heat oven to 375ºF. Roll 1/3 of dough at a time on lightly floured surface to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut dough with floured cookie cutters. Place 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets.

  4. Bake 5 to 9 minutes or until edges begin to brown. Cool 2 minutes on baking sheet. Transfer cookies to cooling rack. Frost and decorate as desired.