Old Fashioned Sugar Cookies
|All purpose flour||4 1⁄2 Cup (72 tbs)|
|Baking powder||2 Teaspoon|
|Baking soda||1 Teaspoon|
|Ground nutmeg||1⁄2 Teaspoon|
|Shortening||1 1⁄4 Cup (20 tbs)|
|Sugar||2 Cup (32 tbs)|
|Lemon extract||1⁄2 Teaspoon|
|Buttermilk||1 Cup (16 tbs) (or sour milk)|
• 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.