2 cups granulated sugar
1 cup shortening (I prefer Crisco)
1 stick margarine or butter at room temperature
3 1/2 cups self-rising flour
1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla flavoring
Mix all ingredients together and chill. Roll into small balls about the size of a walnut. Flatten with the bottom of a glass. (If you have a *SILPAT sheet, they are wonderful to bake your cookies on). If you don't have a *SILPAT, grease or spray your pan with a cooking spray so they don't stick. Bake at 350 degrees until golden brown.
A *SILPAT is a silicon baking sheet that is used as a liner for your cookie sheets. I use them for all of my cookie baking so they don't stick or brown too much on the bottom of the cookie.