Sugar Cookie Recipe
Ingredients for the Cookies: 2/3 c. shortening, 4 t. milk, 1 t. vanilla, 1 1/2 t. baking powder, 3/4 c. sugar, 1 egg, 2 c. flour, 1/4 t. salt.
Cookie Instructions: Mix shortening and sugar with a mixer. Add milk, vanilla, egg, and blend. Gradually add the remainder of dry ingredients until the mix forms a soft dough. More flour may be required to roll out the dough. Chill, roll out, and bake at 350 for 8 minutes. These don't brown, they just shouldn't look wet.
Ingredients for the Icing: 2 lbs of powdered sugar, 1/2 c. water, 2 t. almond flavor, 1/2 t. salt, 3/4 c. crisco, 2 t. vanilla, 2 t. imitation butter, 2 T. clear karo syrup.
Icing Instructions: Combine all ingredients and beat with a mixer until smooth and creamy. Ice cookies, allow to dry in the air for about 8 hours until the icing is firm to the touch.