Arny Cookies recipe

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2 cups shortening
2 cups white sugar
5 eggs
4 ½ cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons baking soda
½ cup butter
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 pound confectioners' sugar

Nutrition Info

424.3 calories
carbohydrate: 53.5 g
cholesterol: 48.9 mg
fat: 22.2 g
fiber: 0.6 g
protein: 3.8 g
saturatedFat: 7.1 g
servingSize: -
sodium: 341.2 mg
sugar: 35.4 g
transFat: : -
unsaturatedFat: : -


  1. Preheat oven to 350 deg. F (180 deg. C).

  2. Cream together shortening and granulated sugar.

  3. Beat in 4 eggs, then stir in flour, salt and baking soda.

  4. Drop by heaping teaspoonfuls on to ungreased cookie sheets.

  5. Bake at 350 deg. F (180 deg. C) for 10 to 12 minutes.

  6. Prepare frosting by combining melted butter, vanilla, 1 egg, and powdered sugar in a medium bowl. Beat with electric mixer until smooth. Frost cookies when they are cool.

Recipe Yield

4 dozen

Recipe Note

Don't know how these cookies got their name, but they stay soft and the frosting does, too! I usually tint the frosting with a little food coloring just to make them more festive.

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