Cream together the following ingredients at medium speed:
- 1 cup margarine
- 1 cup Sweetex or Crisco (Sweetex is a better name brand of Crisco available at Sarah’s)
- 3 cups granulated sugar
- 4 large eggs
- 1 Tablespoon vanilla flavor
- 1 Tablespoon butter flavor
Mix the following dry ingredients and add gradually to mixture above. Mix until blended
- 7 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1 teaspoon salt
Variation: Can add orange or lemon zest for added flavor. Chill 6 hours or overnight. ( This dough keeps for 2 weeks if wrapped well and refrigerated) Bake cookies at 325-350 degrees until cookie looks slightly brown at edges.
Yields: 40 medium (3″) cookies – bake 8-12 minutes or 25 large (4″x1″) cookies – bake approximately 20 minutes.
HELPFUL HINT: Roll dough between 2 sheets of parchment paper; cut cookies and place on parchment paper to bake. As cookies bake, you can prepare a new sheet of cookies to make a “quick switch” as cookies are done.