Sourdough Sugar Cookies Recipe

Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas are just around the corner.  What a perfect time to make Sourdough Sugar Cookies!

Sourdough Sugar Cookies Recipe


1 cup vegetable shortening 2 cups granulated sugar 3 eggs 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon extract or almond extract 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 1/2 cup sourdough starter 4 1/2 cups all purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon salt


In a large bowl, cream vegetable shortening and sugar.  Beat in eggs, lemon or almond extract, and vanilla extract until mixture if fluffy.  Stir in sourdough starter; set aside.

In a medium bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, and salt;  stir into sourdough mixture.  Refrigerate dough, covered, at least 1 hour or overnight.

Preheat oven to 350° F.  On a lightly floured board, roll dough to 1/4 inch thick;  cut into desired shapes with cookie cutters.  Place 1 inch apart onto ungreased cookie sheets.

Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until very lightly browned on the bottoms.  Remove from oven and cool on wire racks.  When cool, frost and decorate with your favorites.

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