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Ingredients

1 stick butter
1/2 cup oil
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
2-1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon vanilla

Instructions

Cream together butter, oil, sugars and egg. Add baking soda and baking powder to flour and mix well. Add flour gradually until all is used into mixture. Mix well and add the vanilla.

Drop by spoonfuls onto cookie sheet 2 inches apart. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 10-12 minutes or until sides are lightly browned. Do not over bake.

Linda Gist-Fossett, Davenport




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1889 — 125 years ago: The Rock Island Arsenal dam was being constructed under the supervision of Charles Frances, of Lowell, Mass.
1914 — 100 years ago: Mrs. Frank Mixer, of Rock Island, was the winner of the final preliminary for the women's handicap golf cup at Rock Island arsenal links.
1939 — 75 years ago: Sixteen hundred persons — many from war-fearful Europe — arrived in New York aboard the German liner Bremen. For two days on the trip, passengers were cut off from the world with both incoming and outgoing radio messages banned.
1964 — 50 years ago: Police reported five youths have been involved in the theft of about seven cars in recent weeks. Three of the youths were arrested Saturday afternoon, one was in custody as the result of a previous arrest, and the fifth is expected to be arrested today.
1989 — 25 years ago: The Rock Island/Milan School Board is asking the city to tear down Franklin School and allow the school district to pay back the estimated $100,00 cost during 10 years.






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