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Sugar Cookies

Sugar CookiesChristopher Rieger

3/4 cup margarine
3/4 cup butter flavor shortening
2 cups white sugar
4 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon almond extract
1/4 teaspoon lemon extract

5 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt

In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs and extracts. Stir in the flour, baking powder, and salt. Cover, and chill dough for at least one hour (or overnight).

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Roll out dough on floured surface 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick. Cut into shapes with any cookie cutter. Place cookies 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheets.

Bake 6 to 8 minutes in preheated oven. Cool completely.

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