This is a simple cookie but addictive. These cookies are so good dunked in coffee or milk. Santa loves them left by the tree on Christmas eve with a tall glass of milk for dunkin! He will dance around the tree and leave you lots of presents. They are kind of like a shortbread cookie and a great snack anytime.1/2 cup shortening (I use Crisco) 1/2 cup sugar 1 egg 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 tablespoon evaporated milk (could use regular milk) 2 cups all-purpose flour 3/4 teaspoon cream of tartar 3/4 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt Combine shortening, sugar, egg, vanilla extract and milk. Mix well with mixer. Add flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and salt and continue mixing until dough looks like large crumbs. Make 1 inch balls and press down on sprayed cookie sheet with fork to flatten. (Can sprinkle with colored sugar if making for Christmas) Bake in preheated 400 degree oven until bottom and edges are brown, about 12 to 15 minutes. Makes about 2 dozen cookies. Recipe can be doubled. Enjoy! You may also enjoy these shortbread cookies! Be sure and PIN for later: © The Southern Lady Cooks photos and text – All rights reserved. No copying, posting on other sites, or other uses allowed without written permission of the copyright holder Feel free to “share” with your friends by clicking on the Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest buttons below. You can PRINT by clicking on the printer icon below. It is the green square below with a printer inside the square right beside the twitter, Pinterest and Facebook icons.