Grandma Barnes' Brown Sugar Cookies

2 eggs
1 cup shortening
2 cups brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla

Cream together well and add:

2 teaspoons baking powder
3 1/2 cups flour

Mix until well blended (very stiff dough) and shape into a roll-about 2" in diameter and flatten slightly so the roll is oval shaped. Wrap in waxed paper and chill for several hours.

Remove from waxed paper and cut into slices about 3/8" thick.

Bake on a cookie sheet-spaced 1/2" apart in a 350 degree F oven for 9-11 minutes or until golden brown.

Grandma always iced hers but I don't have that recipe. Most likely it was a margarine/vanilla/powdered sugar icing (not thick like for cakes) that she used.
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