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Basic Lard Sugar Cookies Recipe


3/4 c Lard
3/4 c Packed brown sugar
1 Egg
1 ts Vanilla
1 ts Baking powder
2 c Flour

Beat the lard, sugar and egg together until creamy and well blended.
Stir in the vanilla, and add the baking powder and flour until a dough
is formed. (At this point, you could stir in some nuts and chocolate
chips to make this into toll house dough)

Form dough into balls about 1 inch in diameter, and place on a cookie
sheet. (Leave plenty of room between the cookies, as they will spread
considerably when baking). Flatten the balls slightly with your
fingers to make a round cookie. (For sugar cookies, sprinkle the top
with a bit of sugar.) Bake in a preheated 350 oven until the edges
are nicely brown. Remove and let cool.

Makes about 18 cookies

Shared by: Kathy Pitts