- 1/2 cup shortening
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup milk
How to Make It
Cream shortening in a large mixing bowl; gradually add sugar, beating well. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in vanilla.
Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in a medium mixing bowl; add to creamed mixture alternately with milk, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Stir well after each addition.
Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Roll to 1/2-inch thickness, and cut with a 2 1/2- inch cookie cutter. Place 2 inches apart on lightly greased cookie sheets. Bake at 350° for 10 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from cookie sheets, and cool on wire racks.