Sugar Cookies

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    My mother-in-law's recipe. My husband can't have Christmas without them!

    1 cup butter-flavored Crisco
    1 1/2 cups sugar

    *Cream these together.

    3 eggs
    1 tsp. vanilla

    *Add & mix well.

    4 1/2 cups flour
    1/2 tsp. salt
    1 tsp. baking soda

    *Combine and add gradually to sugar mixture.
    *Roll out to just shy of 1/4 inch thick. Cut out with cookie cutters.
    *Bake at 375, 8-10 minutes, until faintly browned. Allow cookies to cool completely.

    ICING(makes enough for a double batch of cookies)
    2 lbs. powdered sugar (about 7 cups)
    1/2 cup butter-flavored Crisco
    2/3 cup milk
    2 tsp. vanilla
    food coloring

    *Combine all ingredients. Mix until smooth. Spread generously over cookies.
    *Lay cookies out until icing has hardened a little. Stack with layers of wax paper between them.
    *Allow cookies to rest a few hours or overnight. The icing will make the cookies nice and soft.
     

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