Posted by: healingthroughlove | July 23, 2007

Belle’s Sugar Cookies

The page in my cook book is a testiment to how much I love these cookies. The page is browning and splattered with drops from all the years of making these cookies. Belle’s Sugar Cookies were made by a retired woman who lived in my small town. Each year at Christmas our church would walk through the town singing Christmas carols. Each year when Belle was alive she would have a huge plate of these sugar cookies waiting for us. What a treat that was! I make these cookies a few times a year and always smile at those memories of Christmas caroling and her joy at sharing these wonderful cookies with us.

Belle’s Sugar Cookies
(no calories spared here..you might consider making half a batch, it makes ALOT of cookies)

1 C lard
2 C white sugar
2 eggs
1 C milk
1 tsp vanilla
6 C flour
6 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt

Mix lard and sugar together, beat the eggs and add them. Sift the dry ingredients together and add alternately with milk and vanilla. Roll thin and cut in desired shapes with large cookie cutter or a glass dipped in flour. Dot the top with raisins and bake on a greased cookie sheet for 15 minutes at 375 degrees.

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