This recipe came to me through my
mother-in-law after my husband asked for a cookie he remembered from childhood.
His grandmother, Nan Nan, used to make these. His mother searched for the recipe
and found it for him on a 50 year old piece of paper.
Aunt Jennie's Sugar Cookies
1/2 C. crisco
1/2 t. lemon rind
1/2 t. nutmeg
1/2 t. salt
1 C. sugar
2 eggs, well beaten
2 T. milk
2 C. flour
1 t. baking powder
1/2 t. soda
Combine crisco, lemon rind, nutmeg and salt. Add sugar gradually, add beaten
eggs and milk. Mix well. Add flour sifted with baking powder and soda. Mix well.
Drop from a teaspoon onto a greased cookie sheet. Let stand a few minutes, then
flatten with a damp cloth-covered glass. Sprinkle with sugar.
Bake at 375°F. for 8-12 minutes. (You can roll in sugar after baking.)