Wednesday, September 24, 2014


This recipe is from the little 1970 Cookie Cookbooklet I found in my late mother's recipe shoebox.

1 cup shortening
2 cups sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 eggs, well beaten
5 cups sifted flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons milk

Cream shortening, sugar and extract together; add eggs and beat until light and fluffy. Sift dry ingredients together; add alternately with milk to creamed mixture.  Chill thoroughly. Roll out small portions of dough on a lightly floured surface to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut with cookie cutter into rounds or fancy shapes. Place on greased cookie sheet; bake at 375 degrees about 15 min. Makes about 12 doz. 2-in. cookies.

CINNAMON -- Sprinkle a mixture of cinnamon and sugar over tops of unbaked cookies.

COCONUT -- Add 1 cup flaked coconut to dough.

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