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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: The attention of contractors is called to proposals for building a magazine. The building is to be erected on the south side of the island, above the railroad, nearly opposite Sinnit's ice houses.
1889 -- 125 years ago: Ladies patent leather tip shoes were selling for $3 at the M & K store, and men's spring overcoats were advertised at $7.50.
1914 -- 100 years ago: Fred Feuchter, of Davenport, was elected president of the Tri-City Post Office Clerks club, and Joe Goldsmith, of Rock Island, was named secretary treasurer.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Mass vaccination of more than 1,600 employed of the Rock Island Arsenal has been ordered by Col. Norman Ramsey after a 13-year-old daughter of the Arsenal manager became ill with smallpox.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The 1964 Scout-O-Rama of the Sac-Fox Council of Boy Scouts closed a two-day session last evening at the Rock Island Armory with 5,000 paid attendance.
1989 -- 25 years ago: "From the horse and buggy days ... to this" said Mercer County Sheriff Marvin Thirtyacre, waving his hand to indicate the sheriff's department facilities at the new $1.5 million Mercer County Jail in Aledo.




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