Two sugar cookies recipes

These recipes were originally posted in Usenet by Stephanie da Silva.
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Method One

1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 cup butter
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 egg
1/8 teaspoon cream of tarar
2 teaspoons vanilla
2 teaspoons lemon (doesn't specify lemon what? maybe juice)
2 1/2 cups flour

Cream sugar & butter, add other ingredients & chill. Roll out very thin, cut & bake at 350F for 6 minutes, makes 4-6 dozen.


1 cup powdered sugar
4 tablespoons hot milk
1 tablespoon butter
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
food coloring

Method Two

1 cup sugar
1/4 cup shortening
1/3 cup margarine
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 egg
2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla

Mix all ingredients together; drop by spoonfuls on cookie sheet. Flatten cookies with glass dipped in sugar. Bake at 350F for 11 minutes.