Alex's Recipes


Grandma Young's White Sugar Cookies


Makes about 2 Dozen



1 cup Granulated Sugar
1 cup Vegetable Shortening
2 Whole Eggs
4 Tbs. Whole Milk
3 cups All-Purpose Flour
2 tsp. Cream of Tartar
1 tsp. Baking Soda
1/2 tsp. Salt
Additional Granulated Sugar for Sprinkling


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.






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