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This recipe for Vanilla Cookies, by Irene Braddock, is from Memorable Morsels Collection,
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1/3 c. shortening 1 c. sugar 2 tsp. vanilla 1 egg 1/2 tsp. salt 2/3 c. sifted flour 2 tsp. baking powder 1/4 c. milk
Cream shortening; add sugar gradually and beat well. Add vanilla. Beat in egg. Add sifted dry ingredients alternately with milk. Chill dough for several hours or overnight. Roll out on lightly floured board and cut with floured cookie cutters. Place on greased cookie sheets and bake in moderate oven, 350 degrees about 10 min. Cookies may be iced with confectioners' sugar mixed with a little water. Allow icing to dry thoroughly before packing into boxes or bowls. Yield: 5 dozen cookies.
This recipe was from the November 1941 issue of Woman's Day. According to the recipe, the cookies would have only cost $.17 each.
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