Just like Mom used to make. This is a recipe that tastes exactly like the beautiful sugar cookies from those fancy cookie bouquet stores, maybe even better. The cookies are ready to roll and bake right away. Have fun!
In a medium sized bowl or mixer, cream together shortening, butter, sugar and egg.
Make Sour Milk
Combine milk with vinegar in a small bowl and allow to sit for about 15 minutes. This will create a sour milk, which is perfect for this recipe
In a large bowl, mix together flour, salt, baking powder, soured milk, almond and vanilla extracts.
Combine creamed butter and sugar mixture with the flour mixture. The dough will be sturdy and ready to roll out.
Roll dough out quite thick, about ½ inch. Cut into desired shapes using cookie cutters.
Bake for 9-10 minutes on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
Frost with your favorite vanilla frosting.
This recipe does include shortening, which helps the cookie have a distinctive soft texture but I don't recommend swapping the shortening for added butter. Does your family love cookies? Next time try my Chewy Peanut Butter recipe, it's delicious!