3/4 cup lard
3/4 cup brown sugar (packed)
1 lg. egg
1 tsp vanilla or almond flavoring
1 tsp baking powder
2 cups flour
Beat the lard, sugar and egg together until creamy and well blended.
Stir in the vanilla, and add the baking powder and flour until a dough is formed. (At this point, you could stir in some nuts and chocolate chips to make this into toll house dough) Form dough into balls about 1 inch in diameter, and place on a cookie sheet. (Leave plenty of room between the cookies, as they will spread considerably when baking).
Flatten the balls slightly with your fingers to make a round cookie. (For sugar cookies, sprinkle the top with a bit of sugar.) Bake in a preheated 350 oven until the edges are nicely brown. Remove and let cool. Makes about 18 cookies.
*** HOWEVER, I would never mess around with a small recipe like this, though. I'd probably
double or even triple the recipe right from the get-go. I have no trouble getting rid of cookies around here.