THE COOKIE RECIPE from our Grandma
(See the photos below)
2 1/4 C. flour
1/4 t. salt
2 t. baking powder
1/2 C. shortening
1 C. sugar
2 beaten eggs
1/2 t. vanilla
1 T. milk
Gently stir together the flour, salt and baking powder. In a separate bowl, mix the shortening and sugar until creamy. Add the eggs and vanilla to the wet ingredients and mix. Add the dry ingredients to the wet, and add the milk. Mix all together until well combined.
These cookies can be rolled out immediately. There is no need to chill the dough.
We place them on cookie sheets covered in parchment paper.
Bake at 350, for about 10 minutes.
Makes 2 1/2 dozen, (depends on the size of cut outs.)
We triple this recipe!
We made a simple icing with powdered sugar, a tiny bit of milk, vanilla, and butter, then added food coloring. You can also sprinkle them with sprinkles before baking.