Cookies with frosting...
- 1 cup shortening
- 2 cups sugar
For the sour milk:
- 1 cup sour milk, milk plus vinegar
- 1 teaspoon vinegar
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
Adjust for dryness:
- 2 cups flour, adjust for dryness
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 2 cups powdered sugar
- 2 tablespoons milk
- 3 drops food coloring
Cookies / Frosting
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There's a little shortening. A little sugar. There's some flour. Depending how "soupy" your mix is, makes the difference on when you quit adding flour.
Mom said she added 2 cups of flour.
You are still on your own.
Sour milk is made by putting milk in a cup and adding vinegar to it.
Those sharp, animal shaped cutters are what she used. She just happened to have a bunny shape.
The dough needs to be firm enough to flatten with a rolling pin. You can roll the dough on flour. Flour your pin as well. Steer clear of sticky.
The frosting is melted butter, powdered sugar, food coloring, and a minute amount of milk.
So. Mix dough. Flatten. Cut shape. Throw excess back in bowl. Squish back together.
This takes a while. Bake at 375 degrees. Watch them. They don't take long to bake. Minutes. Your goal is lightly golden brown.