Crunchy Sugar Cookies

Crunchy Sugar Cookies
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  • ¼ tsp. baking powder
  • ½ tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 cup granulated sugar; more for shaping
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 oz. (2 Tbs.) vegetable shortening, preferably trans fat free, softened
  • White or colored (coarse) sanding sugar for rolling (optional)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • + 4 more ingredients
    • 4 oz. (½ cup) unsalted butter, softened but not meltingly soft
    • 9-½ oz. (2 cups plus 2 Tbs.) unbleached all-purpose flour
    • 2 drops almond extract (optional)
    • ¾ tsp. baking soda

Position a rack in the center of the oven and heat the oven to 325°F. Line two rimmed baking sheets with parchment. In a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the sugar, butter, shortening, and salt on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 1 minute. Scrape down the sides of the...

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