Ingredients

How to make it

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Cream butter , the 4 Tablespoons shortening and 1 1/2 Cups sugar.
  • Mix well.
  • Add the 5 unbeaten eggs, flour, and baking powder. Mix well
  • Add milk and vanilla - mix well.
  • Batter will be very thick.
  • Drop by teaspoons on a cookie sheet. ( I don't remember my mother greasing the pan)
  • Have some powdered sugar and food coloring set aside for decorating your cookies.
  • Yield 12 dozen cookies
  • Bake at 375 degrees F for 12 - 15 minutes.
  • Do not brown cookies and do not overbake!

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    " It was excellent "
    magali777 ate it and said...
    Great recipe, a 5 of course!
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    " It was excellent "
    magali777 ate it and said...
    mmmm, I can sure say they are delicious!
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  • juniprune 4 years ago
    Hi Jett..I am so glad I logged on today. Couldn't find my recipe for these(we call them tarrales) Italian cookies that my grandmother use to make during the holidays. but you can make them anytime and everyone loves them...thank you
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  • jennywren 6 years ago
    Oh these look so good..Thanks for sharing.Have printed out the recipe.
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    " It was excellent "
    annieamie ate it and said...
    I made your recipe last night, Jett. There isn't one cookie left on the plate this morning! (I think the Midnight Muncher finished them off!)These were really good and I'll be making another batch this afternoon! Never can have enough good cookies around! Thanks so much for the recipe! They are a family favorite now!
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    " It was excellent "
    momo_55grandma ate it and said...
    great tasty deeeelicous recipe thanks
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    " It was excellent "
    annieamie ate it and said...
    I don't know why these are called "plain" Jett. These sound really rich and tastey, too! Love'em! Thanks for another keeper of a recipe!
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  • michellem 6 years ago
    I love cookies and know this one will be a great recipe! Thanks Jett!!
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  • vickycummins 6 years ago
    Oh these remind me of my grandma!!! My family is going to LOVE these!!!
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