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Old Fashioned Sugar Cookies

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Ingredients

4-1/2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1-1/4 cups shortening
2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon lemon extract
1 cup buttermilk

Instructions

Stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and nutmeg. In a large mixer bowl beat shortening for 30 seconds. Add sugar and beat until fluffy. Add eggs, vanilla, and lemon extract and beat well. Add flour mixture and buttermilk alternately to shortening mixture, beating until well mixed. Divide in half. Cover and chill at least 3 hours or until easy to handle. For large cookies, roll dough 1/2-inch thick. Cut into rounds with a 3-inch cookie cutter. For small cookies, roll dough 3/8-inch thick and cut into rounds with a 2-inch cutter. Place 2-1/2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Sprinkle with additional sugar or a sugar and cinnamon mixture. Bake in a 375 degree oven for 10-12 minutes or until done. Remove and cool. Makes 24 large or 48 small soft, fat cookies.

Deb Lamphier
Rock Island




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