1 cup sugar
2/3 cup shortening
3 1/4 cups whole wheat flour
1/4 cup cornmeal
1/4 cup wheat germ
3/4 cup milk
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Baked-On Frosting (recipe follows)
2/3 cup all-purpose flour
2/3 cup butter or margarine softened
1 tablespoon hot water
Heat oven to 350. Beat sugar and shortening in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with spoon.
Stir in remaining ingredients except
Roll about one-third of dough at a time 1/8 inch thick on lightly floured surface. Cut with sports-shape cookie cutters.
Place 1 inch apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
Place Baked-On Frosting in decorating bag with #5 writing tip. Pipe frosting on unbaked cookies to outline or decorate. Bake 12 to 14 minutes or until edges are light brown. Cool 1 to 2 minutes; remove from cookie sheet to wire rack.
Mix flour and butter until smooth.
Stir in hot water.