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Old Fashioned Sugar Cookies

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Ingredients
  All purpose flour 4 1⁄2 Cup (72 tbs)
  Baking powder 2 Teaspoon
  Baking soda 1 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Ground nutmeg 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Shortening 1 1⁄4 Cup (20 tbs)
  Sugar 2 Cup (32 tbs)
  Eggs 2
  Vanilla 1 Teaspoon
  Lemon extract 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Buttermilk 1 Cup (16 tbs) (or sour milk)
Directions

• Stir together flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and nutmeg. In a large mixer bowl beat shortening for 30 seconds. Add sugar and beat till fluffy. Add eggs, vanilla, and lemon extract and beat well. Add flour mixture and buttermilk alternately to shortening mixture, beating till well mixed. Divide in half. Cover and chill at least 3 hours or till easy to handle.
• For large cookies, roll dough 1/2 inch thick. Cut into rounds with a 3-inch cookie cutter. For small cookies, roll dough 3/4 inch thick and cut into rounds with a 2-inch cutter. Place 2 1/2 inches apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Sprinkle with additional sugar. Bake in a 375° oven for 10 to 12 minutes or till done. Remove and cool.

Recipe Summary

Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cookie

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