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crisco (i prefer the butter flavor crisco sticks)
double-acting baking powder
Blend Crisco, sugar, eggs, milk and vanilla. Add dry ingredients and mix thoroughly.
Roll 1/8 to 1/4 thick on lightly floured board and cut with cookie cutter.
Bake in moderate oven, 375 degrees, on ungreased baking sheets for 8 to 10 minutes or until lightly browned.
Remove from pan immediately and sprinkle with sugar, if desired.
If frosting, let cool first.
Makes 6 to 7 dozen cookies.
Orange or Lemon Cookies - Use 1 T orange or lemon juice in place of milk and stir in 1 T orange or lemon rind.
Spice Sugar Cookies - Add 1/2 tsp nutmeg and 1/4 tsp cinnamon with dry ingredients.
Crunchy Cookies - Stir 1 cup very finely chopped nuts into cookie dough.