Old-Fashioned Cookies

  • 1-1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 cup shortening
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 2 Tbsp. baking ammonia dissolved in
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 tsp. Lemon oil
  • 5-6 cups flour

Mix until dough can easily be handled. Roll out quite thick, then cut with desired cutters. Bake at 350º for 10-12 minutes. Don"t let the cookies get brown. Frost and decorate.

Careful when you open the oven door, there is a strong odor. This recipe, which is over 50 years old, was submitted by Ruth Hanson.