Stay Cool Imprinted Cookies for Military Care Package #24

Stay Cool Imprinted Cookies for Military Care Package #24

Makes 32 - 2 1/2" cookies
Author Wendy Sondov themondaybox.com

Ingredients

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • cup of butter flavored vegetable shortening Crisco
  • 1 ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • Optional: ¼ cup decorating sugar

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350° F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, salt, and baking powder. Set aside.
  3. In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream together the shortening and sugar.
  4. Add in eggs, milk, and vanilla. Beat to combine, until smooth.
  5. Gradually add in the flour mixture until fully incorporated.
  6. Refrigerate the dough for at least 1 hour, until no longer sticky.
  7. Roll out the dough to 1/4" thickness, between sheets of parchment paper.

  8. Cut out circles. Remove excess dough. Imprint the dough circles with words and/or shapes. Repeat to use up the dough.
  9. Optional: Press the edges of each circle into decorating sugar.
  10. Place the cookies 1”-2” apart on the prepared cookie sheet.
  11. Bake for 10 minutes. (The cookies will not be browned.) Allow to cool on the baking sheet for3 minutes before transferring onto a wire rack to cool completely.
  12. Store in an airtight container at room temperature for at least 2 weeks.

Packing Tips

Double wrap pairs of cookies, with bottoms together, in plastic wrap. Place in airtight containers or ziplock bags.