Sugar Cookies

Passed down through generations of Rowlands.

sugar cookies


  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup lard
  • 4 cups Wondra flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • cap full of vanilla
  • sugar for sprinkling
  • royal icing


  1. Knead first five ingredients like a pie crust
  2. Pour eggs, buttermilk, baking soda, and vanilla into a hole in the center of the dough. Stir.
  3. Flour your hands and a rolling pin with more Wondra flour. Roll dough until it’s about 1/4 inch thick.
  4. Use cookie cutters of your choice and place dough onto baking sheet (preferably a baking stone). Sprinkle some with sugar, and leave others for icing.
  5. Bake at 400 degrees for about 8 minutes.
  6. Prepare and color royal icing and use a piping bag to decorate cookies.


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