These cookies are about as basic as it gets, and contain only five ingredients. They take hardly any time to prep, and each set can be done in about 10 minutes, or 20 if using a countertop oven. They are that easy! So if you are having a sweet craving, and don’t want to slip down to the grocers to buy ready-made cookies, these are perfect. You most likely keep these ingredients on hand if you bake often, or even if you don’t, so don’t hesitate to try them.
Simply Vanilla Crispy Cookies
1 cup shortening
1 cup sugar
2 tsp vanilla
2 cups self-rising flour
Preheat oven to 350. Mix the first four ingredients together thoroughly. Add flour, and blend well. Roll into 1 inch round balls, and place about 2 inches apart on baking sheet. Flatten with a round glass coated with sugar on the bottom. Bake for 8-10 minutes in regular oven, or 20 minutes in countertop oven.
Yields about 3 dozen.
These cookies cool quickly, so if your kids bring home friends after school, or you just need something quick for afternoon tea, which these are a perfect compliment for, then you are set. They won’t last long. They have a rich flavour, but they are still rather light-tasting, so don’t be surprised if you are requested to make more. It’s just that simple.