1 1/3 cup shortening
1 ½ cup sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
¼ cup milk
3 tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. salt
4 cups flour
Cream together shortening, sugar and vanilla then add the eggs and milk. Mix in baking powder, salt and flour. Dough will be slightly sticky. Roll out ¼” thick on a lightly floured surface and cut into desired shapes. Bake on an ungreased cookie sheet at 350° F for 10 minutes. Cool completely then top with frosting. Freezes well.
I’m sure every family has their favorite sugar cookie recipe. This one is from my dad and we all think it’s the best. The secret to great sugar cookies is to not over mix the dough. Handle the dough as little as possible for the flakiest cookie. These are the best the next day.
Frosting: 2 TBSP butter, dash of vanilla. Blend in powdered sugar and milk until you get the desired amount of frosting and the desired consistency.
For a dairy free option replace milk with water. Frosting can be made with 2 TBSP shortening, vanilla, powdered sugar and water.