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World's Best Sugar Cookies

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Ingredients

1 cup powdered sugar
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup butter or margarine
1 cup oil
2 beaten eggs
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons vanilla
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
5 cups flour
Colored sugar in small bowls

Instructions

Mix the powdered sugar, granulated sugar, shortening and oil in a 3-quart mixing bowl. Mix in all other ingredients except the colored sugar. Roll the dough into balls the size of a walnut. Dip each one in the colored sugar and place on ungreased cookie sheet. Flatten each ball with the bottom of a glass. Bake 12 minutes at 350 degrees, just until slightly golden on the bottom.

Carol Hillis
Rock Island




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1864 -- 150 years ago: The Chicago and Rock Island Railroad will carry all who wish to attend the Chicago convention for half fare — that is, full fare to Chicago and return free.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Hardy Hetter, for several years yardmaster in the Burlington Railroad yards in Rock Island and Moline, was transferred to Beardstown. He was succeeded here by J.E. Albrecht.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Corn was estimated at 50 percent of the normal crop in Rock Island County by Crop Correspondent Thomas Campbell.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Robert Carroll, 12-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Farr Carroll, of near Aledo, won the grand championship of the Mercer County baby beef show with "Fat Stuff."
1964 -- 50 years ago: About 250 persons attended the first in a series of horse shows at the Hillandale Stables off Knoxville Road near Milan on Saturday afternoon and evening.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Ground was broken this morning for the $4.5 million Rock Valley Business Park near Rock Valley Plaza, Rock Island. The first building is 17,000 square feet for offices and a warehouse and should be completed by Dec. 1.




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