|½ cup||Crisco shortening (I used butter!)|
|½ cup||Butter (1 stick)|
|2 teaspoons||Baking powder|
|1 teaspoon||Baking soda--dissolved in the buttermilk|
|1 teaspoon||Vanilla extract|
My co-worker made these cookies for Valentine's Day using her Grandmother Nanny Fisher's recipe and they were wonderful. I made them for my family and didn't have any Crisco so I used all butter. Excellent! Cream together sugar, shortening, and butter. Add eggs and mix thoroughly.
Alternately add some flour and baking powder, then some milk mixture.
Add vanilla. Mix well and refrigerate overnight. (This makes an extremely sticky dough!) Use an additional cup of flour to roll out. Use flour liberally. Use a light touch with rolling pin. Cut out cookie shapes. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven until top of cookie doesn't dent when touched lightly, about 12 minutes. Makes about 4 dozen fairly large cookies.
Ice with butter and confectioners sugar icing flavored with vanilla and colored with food coloring.
Posted to FOODWINE Digest 18 Feb 97 by Gretl Collins <gretl_collins@...> on Feb 19, 1997.
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