Old Fashioned Cookies


  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 3 eggs
  • 5 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease two cookie sheets.

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Cream the sugar with the shortening and the butter or the margarine. Add the baking powder, eggs, milk and flour. Mix until combined.

On a lightly floured surface roll out the dough to 1/4 inch thick and cut into desired shapes. Place cookies on the prepared cookie sheets.

Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) until lightly browned.