Description Edit

Makes 4 dozen cookies.

Ingredients Edit

Directions Edit

  1. Mix well with spoon in a large bowl, ¾ cup shortening, 1 cup sugar, 2 eggs, 1 teaspoon vanilla, 2 ½ cups gold medal flour, 1 teaspoon baking powder, and 1 teaspoon salt.
  2. Cover dough and chill for 1 hour.
  3. Heat oven to 400 degrees.
  4. Mix with fork in small bowl, 1 egg yolk and ¼ teaspoon water.
  5. Divide mixture among custard cups.
  6. Add a few drops of food coloring to each cup to make red, green, blue, yellow and orange paint.
  7. Roll chilled dough ⅛ inch thick on lightly floured cloth-covered board.
  8. Cut with cookie cutters or make your own shapes.
  9. Place on ungreased baking sheet.
  10. Paint the cookies.
  11. Bake 6 to 8 minutes or until light brown on edges.
  12. Cool.
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