You don’t have to be in College to enjoy or bake these sugar cookies! When I was in College, we made these cookies at least once a week. Our parents always wondered why we went through so much sugar. When we made trips home, we would beg each of our parents to buy us a 50 lb. bag of sugar to take back to college. This way, we had a good sugar supply to make these cookies. No wonder College girls gain 10 lbs or more during their college days! We would triple the recipe, so that they would last more than 10 minutes. They are chewy, and deliciously great. You can frost them, or simply sprinkle them would sugar. Either way, they won’t last long. Make sure that you don’t over bake them. Keep them in a sealed container, between sheets of waxed paper, and they will stay soft & chewy for days. I usually use a Butter Cream or Cream Cheese Frosting (previously posted) for the tops. Use any sprinkles your family likes, for the top. These would be great for Valentines Day!

2 Cups Shortening
You can use butter flavor is you like
1 Cup Sugar
1 C. Brown Sugar
2 large eggs
2 tsp. vanilla
2 tsp. Cream of Tartar
4 Cups flour
1 tsp. Soda
2 tsp. Salt
Cream shortening & sugars until fluffy, and light in color. Add eggs & blend well. Add Vanilla and blend well. Add in Cream of tarter, flour, soda & salt, and mix well. Chill for at least one hour. Roll & Bake. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 to 12 minutes, or until edges are barely golden. Let cool on wire rack. Frost with Cream Cheese frosting or Butter Cream Frosting. After frosting has set, place in sealed container between layers of wax paper. Enjoy!

 Butter cream Frosting
1 (16-ounce) box confectioners’ sugar
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
2 tablespoons milk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
Food coloring of your choice, optional
For the frosting:
In a large bowl, beat together sugar, butter, milk, and vanilla until smooth. If necessary, add more milk until frosting is of spreading consistency. If desired, add a few drops of food coloring and stir to blend. Use to frost cookies.