Howerton Family Sugar Cookies (Oklahoma Lady Artists)

  • Preheat oven to 350-375 degrees.
  • Cream 1 cup soft brown sugar, 1 cup white sugar, 1 cup shortening in large mixing bowl.
  • Add 2 eggs and mix.
  • In small bowl, mix 1 teaspoon baking soda with 3 tablespoons milk. Add 1 teaspoon vinegar (it will froth). Makes "sour" milk.
  • To large mixing bowl, add 4 cups sifted flour and alternate adding the sour milk (this is done with a large metal spoon, not your mixer).
  • Add 1 teaspoon vanilla extract.
  • Rollout on lightly floured board to about 1/8 inch thick, cut with cookie cutter, place on greased cookie sheet.
  • Sprinkle with sugar, colored sprinkles, chocolate sprinkles or cinnamon sugar.
  • Bake 6-9 minutes and enjoy!