These are the best sugar cookies. Ever. Swear to god. My favorite way to eat them is slathered in a cream cheese icing and topped with fresh mixed berries. So. Good. Sometimes I cut them very small and sort of dip them in the cream cheese because I'm lazy like that.
Grandmother's Christmas Sugar Cookie
1 1/2 C. sugar
1 C. melted shortening (I use regular Crisco)
4 eggs beaten
2 tsp. vanilla
4 C. flour
2 tsp. cream of tartar
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
Mix all ingredients. Divide into three sections, wrap individual sections in wax paper and chill for an hour. Roll dough 1/4 inch thick. Put in pizza pan or cut for cookies.
Bake at 375.
Cookies: 6-8 minutes
Pizza: 15-minutes (this makes a fantastic crust for fruit pizza)
I usually ice with cream cheese icing (1 brick of regular Philadelphia Cream Cheese mixed with a bag or so of powdered sugar).