Vanilla Cookies

Vanilla Cookies

A typed vintage recipe for Vanilla Cookies for a Mirro cooky press; make these Vanilla Cookies with shortening, sugar, eggs, cream, vanilla, nutmeg, all-purpose flour, baking powder, and salt. Press the dough through a cookie press onto an ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 8-10 minutes at 400-degrees.
A typed vintage recipe for Vanilla Cookies


1/2 cup shortening
1 cup of sugar
2 eggs, beaten light
1 tablespoon cream
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
2 1/2 cups sifted flour, all-purpose
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt


  1. Cream shortening and sugar thoroughly. 
  2. Add eggs, cream, and vanilla. 
  3. Sift dry ingredients and add to creamed mixture, and mix well. 
  4. Fill a Mirro cooky press and form cookies on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 8-10 minutes at 400-degrees. 
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