Mennonite Soft White Cookies

Recipe by Nimmireth
READY IN: 1hr 24mins
YIELD: 60 cookies




  • Cream shortening and sugar together.
  • Add eggs and vanilla, beat well.
  • Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt in a separate bowl.
  • Stir flour mixture, alternately with the buttermilk, into the creamed mixture, until it forms a soft ball. Add extra flour if necessary.
  • Cover and chill in the fridge for about 1 hour.
  • Roll out on a floured surface to about 1/4 inch thickness, cut into circles or desired shapes and place on cookie sheets.
  • Bake at 375 degrees F. for 9 minute.
  • Mix all icing ingredients until mixture is of spreading consistency. Make sure butter/margarine is softened before using. You can also add food colouring if desired!
  • When cookies are cool, ice with icing.
  • Sprinkle coconut on tops as desired.