According to Florence Overbeck Winternheimer, Louisa Kuhlenschmidt was a lovely old woman. Baked cookies all the time. Had a tall crock that always had cookies in it. One night Veda Oberbeck went to the kitchen and none were in there Louisa/Minnie said "Oh, I'm so sorry, I'll have some next time." and she did. Specialty: baked sugar cookies.
Louisa Hartig Kuhlenschmidt's Cookie recipe for Sugar Cookies
2 1/4 cups sugar, 4 eggs, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1 cup shortening (not butter or margarine), 5 teaspoons baking powder, 1/3 cup milk, 5 cups all purpose flour (more or less). To make dough thick enough to roll & cut. Sprinkle with sugar. Bake at 375 to light brown.