Recipe: Moon Cookies

1 cup shortening

2 cups sugar

2 eggs

1 cup oil

½ tsp salt

1 tsp vanilla

5 cups flour

2 tsp baking soda

2 tsp cream of tartar

Powdered or colored sugar


Cream shortening, sugar, eggs, oil, salt, and vanilla together. Mix flour, baking soda, and cream of tartar in a separate bowl. Add slowly in batches to wet mixture until thoroughly combined. Roll dough into one inch balls, then shape into half-moons, suns, or stars. Or roll out and cut out with cookie cutters. Sprinkle with cinnamon and/or sugar before baking. Bake at 350* for 10 minutes. Makes 8 dozen.

– Alfrún

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