Jeri Thompson's Grandmother's Sugar Cookies


1-1/2 cups granulated sugar
1/2 cup lard (Crisco works just fine)
2 eggs
1 cup sour cream
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
flour (approximately 4 cups)


1. Beat shortening and sugar until well mixed. Add eggs and beat until light and fluffy. Add sour cream and vanilla. Mix well. 2. Add baking soda, baking powder and salt. Add flour, 1 cup at a time until the mixture is very thick. 3. Cover dough and chill in the refrigerator for several hours. 4. Roll out on floured surface to desired thickness and cut with cookie cutters. If desired, you may dust the tops with granulated sugar, before baking. 5. Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes, depending on the thickness of the dough. Cookies should just be lightly browned and soft when taken from the oven. Cool on wire rack and frost.

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I appreciated the simplicity

I appreciated the simplicity of the recipe and of the instructions. However, due to time restraints and impatient children I found it necessary to chill the dough in the freezer for an hour. It worked out well for us all, including the cookies. Thank you.