Lollieta Mansell’s Sugar Cookies

vintage cookie jar


If we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves. –Thomas A. Edison

My grandma used to have this exact same cookie jar on her counter when I was little girl.  She would keep Lehi Orange Soda and Nephi Grape Soda out in her garage in her extra refrigerator and whenever we would come over to visit, we’d get a soda and a cookie.

This recipe is from the dear little old lady we used to live next door to who would make these cookies for you kids.

  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup  shortening
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt (she said to omit the salt)
  • 3 egg whites
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Combine ingredients and spoon cookie dough on cookie sheet.  Bake at 425 degrees for 5 to 7 minutes.


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