Simple, soft sugar cookies. Can be made as drop cookies or cut out cookies.
INGREDIENTS (for 3 servings):
- 1 cup shortening
- 2 cups white sugar
- 3 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 5 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 cup milk
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
In a medium bowl, cream together the shortening and sugar. Beat in the eggs, one at a time then stir in the vanilla. Combine the flour and baking powder, stir into the mixture alternately with the milk. Drop dough by spoonfuls or roll out dough on a lightly floured surface to 1/4 inch in thickness. Cut with cookie cutters into desired shapes. Place cookies 1 1/2 inches apart onto an ungreased cookie sheet.
Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.