Sugar Cookies

Billie Ann’s Sugar Cookies

1/2 cup shortening
3/4 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1 egg
1 1/2 cups flour
1/4 tsp soda
1/4 tsp salf

Mix all together in mixing bowl and chill. I usually double the recipe.

Divide the dough into 2 equal parts. Roll each portion out onto a piece of parchment to about 1/4″ thickness. Stack the pieces (with paper) onto a baking sheet and refrigerate for at least 1 hour and up to 1 day. Chilling is mandatory.

Remove one portion of the chilled dough from the refrigerator and using a cookie cutter, cut into shapes. Transfer onto baking sheet. Re-roll the remaining dough and continue cutting until all is used.

Bake at 350 for 5-7 minutes, depending on oven. I usually take out as soon as edges turn brown.  I like them a little more soft.

Here is my mom’s frosting.  I love it.

1/4 cup butter
1 tsp milk
dash salt
1 box powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla

Melt butter.  While it is still warm add other ingredients.  Beat together.  Add more milk if needed.