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Ingredients

1 cup butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup confectioners' sugar
2 eggs
1 cup melted shortening
2 teaspoons vanilla
4-1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 taspoon salt
Additional sugar for rolling cookies

Instructions

Cream butter, granulated sugar and confectioners' sugar at medium speed. Beat in eggs one at a time until light and fluffy. Add shortening and vanilla. Beat until well blended. Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Gradually add the dry ingredients into creamed mixture. Beat until well blended. Wrap and chill dough for several hours. Form heaping teaspoons of dough into balls. Roll in granulated sugar. Flatten on greased cookie sheets. Bake in pre-heated oven at 325 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes or just until set. Let stand 2 to 3 minutes before removing from pan. Makes about 7 dozen cookies.

Nancy O'Mary
Rock Island




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1864 -- 150 years ago: We are informed by J.H. Hull that the reason the street sprinkler was not at work yesterday settling the dust on the streets, was because one of his horses was injured.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Bonnie McGregor, a fleet-footed stallion owned by S.W. Wheelock of this community, covered himself with glory at Lexington, Ky, when he ran a mile in 2:13 1/2. The horse's value was estimated as at least $50,000.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Troops are pouring into Paris to prepare for defense of the city. The German army is reported to be only 60 miles from the capital of France.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The German army has invaded Poland in undeclared warfare. Poland has appealed to Great Britain and France for aid.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Publication of a plant newspaper, the Farmall Works News, has been launched at the Rock Island IHC factory and replaces a managerial newsletter.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Officials predict Monday's Rock Island Labor Parade will be the biggest and best ever. Last minute work continues on floats and costumes for the parade, which steps off a 9:30 a.m.




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