Old Fashioned Sugar Cookies
A favorite of our father! Easy, and memory invoking if you're a Porter. :)
4 C flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 C shortening (remember to add 2 T water if you use Crisco instead of butter!)
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 C sugar
1 C canned milk (you can substitute canned coconut milk for a non dairy cookie)
1 T lemon juice
cinnamon and sugar mixed up
Mix it all up (I am a traditionalist when it comes to baking cookies so I still do the flour, baking soda and salt in a separate bowl and then add them to the mixed wet ingredients).
Drop the cookies by the spoonful onto a cooking sheet (greasing it wouldn't hurt, but isn't totally necessary). Sprinkle them with cinnamon and sugar and bake at 350 degrees F for close to 15 minutes. Between 10 and 15. Edges will start to firm and may slightly brown.
Makes about 4 1/2 dozen medium sized cookies.