This sugar cookie recipe comes from a cookbook my mother got for a
wedding present in 1947. We always made them at Christmas. I have
used this
recipe for the past 28 years in my middle school foods classes . and
even kids can make it with success. . Janice W.

1/2 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
1 egg
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon vanilla


Cream shortening with sugar. Add egg and cream until fluffy. Sift dry
ingredients together and add alternately with milk (add vanilla to
milk). Chill dough, roll out and cut into shapes. Bake on a foil-
lined
cookie sheet at 350 for 10-12 minutes. Frost and decorate.