Grandma Edna's Sugar Cookies
2 c. sugar
1 c. shortening – half oleo – half crisco
1 1/4 c. evaporated milk
1 tsp. baking soda (mix in the milk)
1 tsp. baking powder
3/4 tsp. salt
1 tsp. vanilla
4 1/2 c. flour (if making drop cookies)
5 1/2 c. flour (if rolling out for cutout cookies)
Cream sugar, shortening and eggs. Add baking soda to milk and mix in. Add baking powder, salt and vanilla. Mix in flour, adding a cup at a time.
Bake slowly at 325 to 350 for 10-12 minutes. Watch to not over bake. Cook and decorate.
Optional: Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar before baking instead of frosting.