Sugar cookies

Grandma Violet’s Sugar Cookies

“This is my Grandma’s recipe for amazing sugar cookies. So many nice memories! I even used the cookies as a wedding favor back in 2000. The front of the card said, ‘Truly Cut Out For Each Other’ – and we tied a cookie cutter on each card along with the recipe.” 


2 cups granulated CRYSTAL SUGAR®
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup shortening
3 teaspoons baking powder
3 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
5 cups flour
6 tablespoons milk


  1. Mix all ingredients.
  2. Roll out dough to ¼-inch thickness and cut shapes with cookie cutters.
  3. Sprinkle additional granulated sugar on top of cookie shapes.
  4. Bake at 375°F until desired brownness (10–12 minutes).

Yield: 3 dozen cookies, depending on size.