Aunt Betty's Easy Sugar Cookies recipe - the BEST cookies ever - you can roll and reroll your dough over and over again and the cookies never are tough.
Here is the recipe:
Preheat oven to 400
1 ½ cups sugar
1 cup shortening
pinch of salt
1 tsp vanilla (I double this to 2 tsp - Clear vanilla makes all the difference if you can get some)
½ cup sour milk (add TBS lemon juice OR vinegar to milk)
1 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
4 cups flour
Put baking soda into sour milk (do this first - it expands)
Cream sugar and shortening, add one egg at a time, add salt and vanilla.
Add baking powder to flour and then alternate that mixture with milk mixture.
Make sure you watch them in the oven though because they brown very quickly.