Old Time Soft Sugar Cookies

Ingredients

  • ½ cup shortening
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1egg
  • ¾ cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Cream together the shortening and the sugar. Stir in the egg, buttermilk and vanilla.

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  • Step 2

    Combine the flour, baking soda and salt. Add the flour mixture to the creamed mixture and stir to combine. Chill dough in the refrigerator for 1 hour. Drop mixture by rounded teaspoons 2 inches apart on a lightly greased baking sheet. If desired sprinkle tops of cookies with white sugar beforebaking.

  • Step 3

    Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C).

  • Step 4

    Bake at 400 degrees F (205 degrees C) for 7 to 9 minutes or until set.

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