My Grandma Wert’s Brown Sugar Cookies
Cream together: 2 cups brown sugar
1/2 cup shortening (I use margerine)
Add: 2 eggs and beat until creamy.
Sift together: 3 cups flour
3 teaspoons baking powder
3/4 teaspoon soda
Add flour mixture to sugar/shortening/egg mixture alternately with
1/2 cup canned milk
Add: 1 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup chopped pecans (optional)
Drop by rounded teaspoons onto cookie sheets and bake 12 minutes at 375º until golden brown. If you let them set just a little after taking them out of the oven, they will remove from the cookie sheets better. (I do not usually grease the cookie sheets.) Remove to waxed paper and cool. When totally cool, frost with Maple Flavored Frosting.
MAPLE FLAVORED FROSTING
1 lb. box of confectioner’s sugar
1 stick of margerine
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon maple flavoring
3 tablespoons canned milk (use slightly more if icing isn’t “spreadable”).
Mix everything together and frost cookies. When the frosting is set, I layer them into an airtight container with waxed paper between the layers.
(These are my sons’ favorite cookies, and I always make a double batch of cookies and frosting. One single batch is never enough!)