Thursday, August 25, 2011

Vanilla Cookies

This is a recipe I have been making since I was old enough to hold a spoon.  I've had it memorized since I was twelve, and in high school I was swarmed every time I walked in carrying the red cookie tin.  Enjoy!  

Mix together with eggbeaters:

2 cups sugar
1 cup shortening (Crisco)
2 eggs
Stir in one at a time:
1 cup sour milk (1 tablespoon vinegar + milk)
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 teaspoon baking soda
½ teaspoon salt
4 cups flour

1 cup powdered (confectioner’s) sugar
1 tablespoon milk
½ teaspoon vanilla

Sugar and shortening
Sugar through vanilla
Cookie dough! Don't eat all of it before you have a chance to make the actual cookies!
Grease cookie sheet(s) and use spoons to drop the cookies onto the pan about 2 in apart.  Bake at 375 degrees for 8 minutes.  Frost and sprinkle with sugar while warm.

Ready to bake

Fresh out of the oven

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