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.