Don't know how these cookies got their name, but they stay soft and the frosting does, too! I usually tint the frosting with a little food coloring just to make them more festive.
INGREDIENTS (for 2 servings):
- 2 cups shortening
- 2 cups white sugar
- 5 eggs
- 4 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1/2 cup butter
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 pound confectioners' sugar
Preheat oven to 350 deg. F (180 deg. C).
Cream together shortening and granulated sugar.
Beat in 4 eggs, then stir in flour, salt and baking soda.
Drop by heaping teaspoonfuls on to ungreased cookie sheets.
Bake at 350 deg. F (180 deg. C) for 10 to 12 minutes.
Prepare frosting by combining melted butter, vanilla, 1 egg, and powdered sugar in a medium bowl. Beat with electric mixer until smooth. Frost cookies when they are cool.