Life Like Cookies

Great news! The monthly pot luck lunches begin again next week! That means Roz, Ryan, and I will have new, taste tested, recipes to share with you. Until then, here is a recipe my Grandma Veva used to make for the holidays. My mom took the recipe and converted it to a really large batch and we would ice and decorate cookies for days!! The recipe is even more special to me now as both of them have passed away. For whatever reason, my Grandma called these "Life Like Cookies". They are a great sugar cookie. Hope you enjoy!

Life Like Cookies

    (The original batch size)

  • 1/2 c shortening
  • 1/2 c sugar
  • 1/2 tsp soda dissolved in T milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 2 c flour

Mix in the order given, adding flour slowly. Chill for at least 3 hours. Roll out a little thicker than usual. (I roll mine out about a 1/4″.) Use cookie cutters to create the designs. She didn’t give baking instructions, but I use a 375 degree pre-heated oven. Place the cookies on an ungreased cookie sheet. Ovens vary and times will too with the size of your cookies, so watch the first batch closely. The cookies will be a light brown, usually around 8 minutes. Cool and decorate.

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