Created by dienia b on March 7, 2021
Step 1: Grease baking sheet lightly.
Step 2: Start oven 10 minutes before baking
Step 3: Set to hot (450 degrees F.)
Step 4: Use a 3-qt mixing bowl and mix with a wooden spoon.
Step 5: Sift flour, measure, resift 4 times with the dry ingredients.
Step 6: Cream butter or combination of shortenings until smooth
Step 7: Add sugar gradually, creaming well.
Step 8: Stir in vanilla, then beat in eggs until fluffy.
Step 9: Add flour mixture alternately with cream in 2 or 3 portions, mixing until smooth after each.
Step 10: Scrape off spoon, remove.
Step 11: Cover bowl and chill in refrigerator an hour or so to firm dough for easier rolling.
Step 12: Remove 1/3 of dough at a time.
Step 13: Roll out on a slightly floured pastry cloth with stockinet-covered rolling pin 1/4-inch thick.
Step 14: Cut out with a 3 1/2-inch cutter.
Step 15: Place on a prepared baking sheet. Sprinkle with sugar, if desired.
Step 16: Bake 9 to 10 minutes.
Step 17: Remove at once to cake rack to cool. Store in a tight-covered cookie jar or box with waxed paper between layers.
Step 18: 40 cookies.