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Rumford Sugar Cookies

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  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 tsp Rumford Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs slightly beaten
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


In a large bowl, sift together flour, Rumford Baking Powder and salt; In a medium bowl cream together shortening and sugar until light. Add eggs and vanilla; mix well. Add sifted dry ingredients; mix well. Chill; Roll out on floured surface. Cut with 2-inch cookie cutter; sprinkle with granulated sugar. Bake on greased cookie sheets in moderate oven - about 375 degrees F., for about 10 minutes.

Variations: Filled Cookies - Place on half of cut cookies any desired filling - chopped nuts and raisins, chopped dates, marmalade, jelly, or coconut. Moisten edges slightly; top with second cookie. Press down firmly with fork or fingers around edges; bake as directed. Chocolate cookies - Add 2 squares (ounces) unsweetened chocolate, melted, to sugar cookie dough; bake as directed. Chocolate mint Cookies - Put two thinly rolled chocolate cookies baked together with confectioners sugar frosting flavored with peppermint extract.

From The Rumford Complete Cookbook - 1950 edition