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Pattern Cookies

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"This recipe is great for cut out cookies. It was given to me by one of my best friends. Everybody loves these cookies."

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Original recipe makes 2 dozen Change Servings


  1. In a medium bowl, cream together the shortening and sugar. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, then stir in the vanilla and milk. Combine the flour , baking powder and salt, stir into the wet mixture. Cover and chill for about 1 hour.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line baking sheets with parchment paper. On a lightly floured surface, roll dough out to 1/4 to 1/8 inch thickness. Cut into desired shapes with cookie cutters.
  3. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, until middle of cookie springs back when touched. Cool on wire racks. Frost with frosting if desired.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 10, 2003

it was the best cookie i ever tasted and my kids enjoyed making them with me

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 31, 2004

the dough was so sticky it was impossible to use the cookie cutters, so I just rolled them in balls and flattened them. they were pretty good the first day but became very dry the next. they puffed up a lot and were very soft almost cake like. won't make these again.


11 Ratings

Dec 10, 2003

Excellent recipe! Easy to make, and very delicious. Frosting is a must though! Will probably use this for every holiday!

Nov 27, 2006

these are the best would think they have butter in them but they don't! everyone loves them!

Oct 11, 2010

These cookies are really fast and easy to make once they are baked they have great texture and stay soft but once you bite into them you realize there is no flavor at all! I need to find a better pattern cookie maybe sugar is not the way to go :-(

Oct 27, 2009

These are not very good cookies. They have absolutely no flavor and you must add more flour than stated in the recipe to roll them out for cookie cutters. Maybe adding orange zest might help, but for me not worth the time. Still looking for a better recipe.

Nov 26, 2005

They were a hit. They were the hit of the shop. Thank You

Oct 28, 2005

Did the trick but I wouldn't make them again. Kind of hard to work with and not much flavor.


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  • Calories
  • 296 kcal
  • 15%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 41.3 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol
  • 36 mg
  • 12%
  • Fat
  • 12.6 g
  • 19%
  • Fiber
  • 0.8 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 4.5 g
  • 9%
  • Sodium
  • 234 mg
  • 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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