Mom’s Sugar Cookies

Everybody welcomes homemade goodies, especially when they are from their moms. And it doesn’t get any better than cookies.

sugarcookiesWe used to be the recipients of cookies often when my mom was still alive. She loved to bake and share her treats. We always relished her homemade chocolate chip cookies. But my favorites were her sugar cookies.

Since her passing last year, I’ve started to try some of her recipes. But one I hadn’t tried until recently was the one for sugar cookies.

My first batch turned out pretty good, and I’m sure there will be more in the not-too-distant future. They weren’t quite as good as Mom’s, but they will have to do.

Mom’s Sugar Cookies
1 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
1 egg
½ tablespoon milk
½ teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon vanilla
½ teaspoon salt
2 cups flour
Mix ingredients and then roll into balls, which you then dip in sugar. Place on baking sheet and put in 350-degree oven for 10 to 12 minutes.

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