Sal's mom Emily was a single parent, working sometimes two jobs to provide for her growing boys on Long Island, New York. Any day that little Sal found two cookies in his lunch bag was a good day. Sal can always expect a batch of cookies at his birthday and Christmas- they make him feel special. We know you will love them.
Sal's Favorite Sugar Cookies
(makes 4 dozen)
1 Cup Crisco
1 Cup Butter
2 Cups Sugar
2 teaspoons Salt*
2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
4 Cups Flour
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees, bake for 10-12 minutes.
Finished cookies have a golden brown circle around the edge. I have noticed that on hot or humid days these cookies spread out and are not as pretty- although they taste just as good. If you want a mounded cookie on a hot day put the dough into the refrigerator for a few minutes before baking.
*Sal's mom never wrote down this recipe, she memorized it. Once when Sal was home alone he wanted to make the day special by baking up a batch and forgot the salt. He advises us to to include the salt-not the same without it.