I've seen the original recipe for this one, it involves lard
This is one passed down from my great grandma...kind-of involved recipe, but it'* SO good.
1 cup margarine
1 cup sugar
3 tablespoons milk, boiled
1 teaspoon baking soda (add to boiled milk)
3 cups flour
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 teaspoon vanilla
Cream butter and sugar, add eggs, milk with baking soda, flour, cream of tartar, and vanilla. Set in refrigirator for at least an hour (I'm impatient, so I skip this part)
. Roll out and cut into desired shapes (I roll them into balls, roll them in sugar, and just drop em on the cookie sheet)
. Sprinkle sugar on top. Bake at 350 degrees for about 5-8 minutes. They should be white on top and just beginning to brown around the edges.