Best Basic Cookie
3 eggs, beaten
3 cups flour, pre-sifted
1/2 cup Mazola oil 
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup sugar 
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon flavoring (almond or brandy)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
 
Add oil, sugar and flavorings to beaten eggs. Combine dry ingredients; sift again, if desired; add to egg-oil mixture.  Roll out on floured board, about 1/8 inch thick. Cut with floured cookie cutters into interesting shapes. Decorate or fill if desired.
 
Bake on unfloured cookie sheets in 350 degree oven until edges are slightly brown (15-20 minutes). Cool on cookie rack; then arrange on plate. Yum!!
 
Batter may be prepared in advance and stored in refrigerator in bowl, covered with wax paper or saran wrap.
 
Note: recipe may be doubled or tripled for large batches of cookies.



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