Easter Sponge Cookies
1 c. shortening
1 c. sugar
1 tbsp. vanilla
4 c. all-purpose flour, sifted
5 tsp. baking powder
Cream shortening, gradually adding sugar until combined. Add eggs, one at a
time, and vanilla. Blend in 2 cups of the flour and the baking powder. Beat,
then add 2 more cups of flour, beating until mixture is stiff. Drop by heaping
teaspoonfuls onto greased cookie sheet and bake at 375 degrees 10 - 12 minutes.
Ice cookies while warm and sprinkle with candy confetti. Makes 80 - 90.
2 egg whites
4 tbsp. butter, melted but not hot
1 (1 lb.) box confectioners' sugar
Beat egg whites until stiff. Gradually add butter, then blend in sugar.