My mom used to bake these cookies for us when we were kids. I have no idea where she got this recipe, it probably came from one of her friends or a family member but I have never seen this particular recipe anywhere else in my long life.
I have been baking these cookies myself since I was about 8 years old.
I would get up in the middle of the night and bake cookies and then go back to bed, get up and go to school.
I still love baking by myself when the house is quiet, real quiet and dark outside. The outside world comes to a stop and I am able to concentrate and enjoy myself. Nothing interrupts me, no phone calls, no television, no people. Just me, my hot cookies, and a tall glass of cold milk.
Angel Sugar Cookies
½ cup Crisco
½ cup Real Butter (1 stick) at room temperature
½ cup white sugar
½ cup dark brown sugar
Cream together with mixer in bowl about one minute on medium speed.
Mix together for about one minute on low, just enough to get it mixed in good.
Sift together then add to wet mixture:
2 cups flour
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp cream of tartar
Mix together on low for about another minute. Then add:
1 tsp of vanilla
Chill dough for about a half hour.
Then roll into teaspoon size balls. I then dip the bottom of a small glass (shot glass worked for me) into a small bowl of water then into a small bowl of sugar.
And press the wet/sugar coated glass bottom onto the dough ball and flatten them a little.
This will leave a wet sugary coating on top of each cookie.
Bake on parchment paper in preheated 350 degree oven for 10 minutes.
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