Cream the shortening and sugar together. Add the egg, vanilla,
baking powder, and
salt. Mix. Add the milk. Mix. Add about a cup of flour at a time to the creamed
mixture. Mix as much flour in with the mixer and the remainder by hand. Add extra
if needed. Roll the dough using a rolling pin. Cut cookies to be about 1/4 to 1/3 inch
thick. Place on a lightly greased cookie sheet. Bake at 400 degrees F. for 8 to 10
minutes or until the bottoms are slightly golden brown on the bottoms (or firm on the
tops. (It takes longer for larger cookies.) Sprinkle white or colored sugar on top before
baking or frost the cookies after they are baked and cooled. Makes about 56 cookies
(less if they are larger).
Note: These cookies should be soft. If you know your oven
the cooking time or lower the temperature to 375 degrees.
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