This is the rolling pin and the cookie cutters that I was given at my wedding shower. I think this was kind of a standard assortment that everyone had at the time. These are the shapes I always used when my children were small and the same ones my grandchildren have grown up with.
A pony, reindeer, camel, christmas tree, angel and santa for the Christmas season. They are old and don't cut really sharp anymore, but I still love them and love using them.
1 1/3 cup shortening
1 1/2 cup sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
4 cup flour
3 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup milk
Cream sugar and shortening. Add eggs & beat. Add dry ingredients & beat alternating with milk. Roll out on floured board, cut into shapes. Bake on ungreased cookie sheet 12 minutes at 375 degrees. Sprinkle with sugar & let cool. Store in zip lock bags. These freeze really well too.
I think this is the best recipe ever. If you don't have a favorite, you might want to try this one.
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