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Sugar "Temple" Cookies

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Bake Time: 8 minutes

Chill Time: 30 minutes



  • 3/4 c. sugar
  • 1/4 c. shortening
  • 1 t. vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • 2 1/2 c. flour
  • 1/2 t. baking soda
  • 1/2 t. baking powder
  • 1/4 t. salt
  • 1/4 c. + 2 T. cold water
You don't have to be a Master Builder or a Master Baker to get these tasty "Temple Cookies" under construction, but you will need to be a Master Muncher to finish them.



Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F. Cream together sugar, shortening, eggs and vanilla. Sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Slowly mix in sifted, dry ingredients to the creamed ingredients. Add water. Continue to mix until a soft dough forms. Chill in refrigerator for 30 minutes. Roll out on a floured surface to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut out using pattern pieces. Bake on a prepared pan for 8 minutes. Cool before frosting.

Treat Time:

Frost with your favorite white frosting. Build your temple cookies by using extra frosting as mortar between pieces. If desired; tint a small amount of frosting yellow to represent the Angel Moroni.


Click here for Cookie Pattern


Associated Lessons:

"I Shall Go On Living"


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