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Soft Buttermilk Sugar Cookies

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Ingredients

2 cups sugar
1 cup shortening
2 eggs
1 cup buttermilk
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon vanilla
5 1/2 cups flour (do not sift)
colored or white sugar for decorating (optional)

Instructions

In a large bowl, cream together sugar and shortening. Add eggs and buttermilk, mixing thoroughly by hand. Add baking soda, baking powder and vanilla, mixing well. Gradually add flour until all is thoroughly mixed. Spoon teaspoonful of dough onto ungreased cookie sheets, sprinkle with sugar. Bake in a 350 degree oven for 12-15 minutes. You can test the cookies the same as you test a cake for doneness. You should be able to touch the tops with your fingers and not see your print. These cookies may also be frosted when cool.

Marlene Coppens, Hampton



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