Blend sugar, shortening,
eggs, and milk in a large mixing bowl until creamy. Use an
electric mixer for quick results; or you may elect to blend
by hand for a more "traditional" baking experience.
Sift in flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt. Thoroughly
blend dry ingredients with wet ingredients.
Take about half the cookie dough and place it on a lightly
floured surface. Roll out the dough and sprinkle with granulated
sugar. Cut out shapes using your favorite cookie cutter,
and bake on an ungreased cookie sheet for about 8 to 10
minutes in a 375-F degree pre-heated oven. When the cookies
are done, the edges will have browned lightly.
Kitchen Staff Tips: Many members of the Young Family use
this recipe year- round, although it was originally intended
for Christmas as cut-out cookies to be frosted.