9 c. sifted flour
2 c. sugar
1/3 c. baking powder
1 t. salt
1 1/2 c. shortening (24 T)
1 stick margarine plus 2 T. margarine, used separately
1 c. milk plus 2 T. used separately
2 T vanilla plus 1 t. used separately
2 c. powdered sugar
Cream 1 stick margarine and shortening. Add sugar, then eggs and 2 T. vanilla. Alternate the dry ingredients (flour, powder and salt) with 1 c. milk until the dough is easy to handle. When a good consistency, flour your hands and surface. Roll a handful of dough about 12" long, as round as a nickel. Cut at a slant about 2" for each cookie. Bake at 300 degrees for 10 minutes. Cool.
Icing: Mix together 2 T. melted margarine, 2 c. powdered sugar, 2 T. milk, 1 t. vanilla. Spread on or dip each cookie in the icing. From our dear friends, the Hunts. These are great gifts to give at Christmas-time with the recipe card attached!
vanilla (This is my favorite vanilla to use for cooking, especially cookies!)
Approximate Cost: $8.96