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For-My-Love Sugar Cookies

For-My-Love Sugar CookiesCut the dough for these crisp cookies into heart shapes…or form into letters to spell…

For-My-Love Sugar Cookies

For-My-Love Sugar Cookies


3/4 cup shortening 1-1/2 cups sugar 2 eggs 3 cups self-rising flour 1 teaspoon orange extract Colored sugar, optional


In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy.

Beat in eggs and extract.

Gradually add flour and mix well.

Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or until easy to handle.

On a floured surface, roll out dough to 1/4-in.


Cut with lightly floured 2-in.

cookie cutters.

Sprinkle with colored sugar if desired.

Place 1 in.

apart on ungreased baking sheets.

Bake at 375° for 6-8 minutes or until lightly browned.

Remove to wire racks to cool.

Nutrition Facts 2 each:

  • 117 calories, 5g fat (1g saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 135mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.
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