Thursday, 3 January 2013
Here they are going into the oven, there was a wide assortment of themes happening from dog bones to reindeer....
and here are the final masterpieces, each one carefully produced for best effect...
3/4 cup soft shortening (part butter)
1 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. nutmeg (optional)
Cream shortening and butter until fluffy. Add vanilla.
Add sugar, mixing until creamy. Sift together dry ingredients and add to wet
mixing thoroughly. Chill at least 2 hours or overnight. Roll out chilled dough
and cut into desired shapes. Bake at 350F approx. 10 minutes.
Ice and smother with decorations as desired.