Change-About Cookies

1 cup shortening
½ cup sugar
½ cup brown sugar
2 eggs
2¾ cups flour
½ tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla
Food colouring

  1. Directions
  2. Preheat oven to 400°F. 
  3. Combine shortening, sugar, brown sugar, and eggs in mixing bowl and beat until fluffy. 
  4. Sift flour, baking soda, and salt together into creamed mixture and blend well.
  5. Blend in vanilla and work dough well in hands.
  6. If dough is too sticky, refrigerate for an hour.
  7. Spread some extra flour on counter so dough won’t stick to counter. (Don’t add too much flour or it will change the taste.)
  8. Divide dough into several balls, add different food colours to each ball of dough, and work in the food colouring.
  9. If you are using cookie cutters, roll out the dough to ¼” thickness with a floured rolling pin on a slightly-floured surface. Or just make whatever you want. Let your imagination flow.
  10. Bake at 400°F for 5 minutes.