Mom - Beverly Pitman's SUGAR COOKIES


Sugar Cookies

2-2/3 cups of shortening

3 cups of sugar

2 tsp. of vanilla

4 eggs

16 tsp. milk

8 cups of flour

6 tsp. of baking powder

Mix the shortening, sugar, vanilla, eggs and milk. Fold in baking powder and flour. Cut in half, and refrigerate for one hour. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Roll out dough on floured countertop to desired thickness (a half inch works well) and use your favorite cookie cutters.

Flour the rolling pin to keep from sticking. Bake on greased pan for 6-8 minutes; frost as desired.


3 cups powdered sugar

1/4 cup light corn syrup

1 -1/2 tsp. vanilla

2 tblsp. milk

Food coloring