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Grandma Zak's Czech Cookies

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Ingredients

1 cup butter
1 cup shortening
1 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon soda
4 cups flour
1 cup granulated sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla or 1 teaspoon lemon flavoring
1 teaspoon cream of tartar

Instructions

Cream the butter, shortening and both sugars. Add eggs and flavoring. Stir in remaining ingredients. Roll dough into balls the size of a walnut. Take a glass, dip the bottom in water and then in granulated sugar. Press the balls flat. Bake on cookie sheet in a 375-degree oven for 12 minutes. Take off cookie sheet and while warm, sprinkle with powdered sugar or candy sprinkles.

Sharon Lacey
Davenport



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