blend sugar with shortening. Stir in eggs and vanilla. Sift together in another bowl; flour, baking powder, and salt. Add to the eggs and shortening mixture. Mix well and chill until its easy to handle. Place the dough on a lightly floured piece of waxed paper. Roll to 1/8 inch thick and cut with cookie cutter or shape into dog bones with a knife. Bake at 375 for 10-12 minutes. Ice with frosting if desired.
Parmesan Potato treasure coins-6 medium potatoes, 1/3 cup butter, ¼ cup flour, ¼ gratedparmesan cheese, ¼ ts. Salt, 1/8 ts. Pepper, ¼ ts. Dried italian seasoning
Peel potatoes; cut each potato into 4 rounds. Pour melted butter into baking pan. In a large plastic bag; combine the flour, parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper. Add several potato rounds to the bag at a time; and shake to coat potatoes. Place potatoes on top of butter in baking pan. Bake uncovered at 350 for 30 minutes. Turn potatoes over and sprinkle with italian seasoning. Bake another 30 minutes.
Lemon cream sauce (to top any pasta)- 1 T garlic, 1 T oil, 2 cups heavy whipping cream, zest of 2 lemons, juice of 2 lemons, 1 ts. pepper, 2 ts. salt
Stir and simmer all ingredients. Top pasta, and top with cheese!
Pumpkin pie spice balls - ¼ cup sugar (or colored sugar for seasonal décor!), ½ ts. Pumpkin pie spice, 1 11.5 ounce refriegerated breadsticks
Stir together sugar and pumpkin pie spice. Unroll breadsticks; separate and cut into 1 inch pieces; form into small balls. Roll each into the sugar mixture. Place on ungreased baking sheet. Bake at 350 for 10 minutes. Serve warm.