Monday, February 13, 2012

Grandma's Favorite Sugar Cookies from Nancy

1 cup sugar
2/3 cup Shortening
3 Cups Flour
2 tsp Baking Powder
1/2 tsp salt
2 beaten eggs
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/4 cup milk
Cream shortening and sugar and beat until fluffy. Stir eggs and vanilla into shortening mix. Mix dry ingredients separately in a bowl. Add dry ingredients, alternating with milk. Blend well and chill. Roll out and cut into shapes.
Bake at 375 degrees for 10-12 minutes until edges are barely turning golden light brown.
Frost when cookies are cooled down.

Butter Frosting
1/2 Cube Butter
1/2 pkg Powdered Sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon almond extract (optional, but makes it so good!)
Milk to right consistency